Week 9 Day 4
Week 9 Day 4
Finding God in the mysteries of every day
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
This verse was chosen as the verse of the day on the biblegateway.com site. If you don’t use that site I recommend it most favorably. I was drawn to this verse due to an article in a quarterlymagazine/report I receive from the General church offices for retired pastors. The article entitled “God’s Optimism” by Daron Brown ( P&B Quarterly July AUg Sep 2020) reminded me very powerfully that the current climate of unrest and violence is not anything new to God. If you have any sense of history beyond the myopic denials of the commentators of the present you will surely acknowledge that what we are experiencing today is much like a child in a state of panic over a small cut that has shed a little blood. It is the central focus. It is the point of hysteria, it is the moment when people are least able to remember to rely on the “power of God’s grace.” I am sure you will see on social media and other places people who are focused on the “sinful nature of humanity” and even attributing the current circumstances to the manifestation of the “end times”. Before you go getting your theological knickers all in a twist, please remember, that as the song says: Our God is greater, our God is stronger, our God is higher than any other. (Chris Tomlin | Jesse Reeves | Jonas Myrin | Matt Redman © 2010)