Week 14 Day 1
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
2 Corinthians 6 As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 2 For he says,
“In the time of my favor I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.”[a]
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.
One of the things I am learning in this “adventure” of retirement is that the patient endurance which James the New Testament writer “considers pure joy” is not the joy of the testing, but in the trust and faith that the journey’s end is sure, the fulfillment absolute, and that “now” is endurable. This applies to all matters in which we have placed out trust in God. The adventure comes in the growth of that trust leading eventually, to trust in all things, even our next breath.
Have you ever heard the term “God is sovereign”? This hearkens back to a time when kings ruled the nations and their will was absolute. We have little understanding of those times. The custom of “bowing” before the king was to offer one’s head to the king’s sword. The very notion is to us today alien and repugnant. However, that is exactly what our relationship is to God, like it or not. His rule over what he has crated is absolute. We might scurry around like ants on a mound of dirt, but in the end we are all in God’s hand, and at the mercy of his patient loving heart. HE reaches out to us in so many ways, even to the very offering of His son as the perfect atoning sacrifice for our own sinfulness.
Have you taken his His hand?