The Proverbial Fan …
Friday, June 2, 2023
Or Fire Burning Us Out?
Taking Our Breath Away?
The latter splendour of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.
Words of Grace For Today
When, though one knows one has done everything possible to make things right, it all hits the fan and gets blown to bits, one has to ask, why?
Happens to all of us, some more than others, always too often.
So how do we proceed through our days, having this happen to us, and knowing it will surely happen again?
Shall we resign, capitulate, and end our days in despair?
Shall we rise up to fight more viciously than ever imagined – hard for pacifists to fight, yet alone viciously – but shall we abandon being pacifists all together and fight like everyone else, and be more vicious now so that we can win, finally!?
Shall we plod on, actually or pretending not to notice how others run us over like bugs on the road of life?
Thankfully God knew it would be like this for us.
God sent Jesus and the Holy Spirit (all God, Three in One, anyway) to demonstrate life on earth for us, and to guide us with God’s power of self-sacrificial love through all that comes our way.
This provides an unwavering peace, the peace of Christ, that we can claim for ourselves at all times, in any circumstance, no matter who stands against us.
Further, though we may fear the result of all the things we have lost as we move forward in our days breathing, God promises that what is taken will be not only replaced (better than insurance of any kind) but that what we receive will be of far greater value. God’s gifts are always greater and more precious than any thing could be.
Today, ask for peace. It is ours. Trust God’s promises, they are sure. Never are we bereft of life’s best and most precious. God sees to that.