Week 20 Day 2
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
A song of ascents. Of Solomon.
Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
The devil is a devious and shifty contractor. He will promise anything, he will not complete anything, he will mess up whatever you choose to let him do. Know this is true because I have employed far too many incompetent builders, mechanics, engineers, and corporations in my life time. It almost seems to be one of the inevitabilities of life to be, if not cheated outright, at least disappointed in the extreme with the effort and expense put into any project.
The metaphor, although strained in the extreme, still holds. In daily personal planning, in major projects, in every relationship if Jesus is not the man in charge then almost certainly there will be failure at some point. We live in a world that has begun to move far too fast for any us to comprehend. We exist in a church which sadly has relegated prayer to a momentary mumbling of something about some elderly persons struggle with the vicissitudes of old age, when instead we should literally be “on our faces” before the God of the ages seeking his forgiveness, support and guidance. Like children we go charging off in all directions at once ignoring the greatest storehouse of love that will ever be built. God’s home is to be found in the heart of Jesus.