Week 22 Day 3
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Jeremiah 9: 23 This is what the Lord says:
“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches,24 but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,”declares the Lord.
I have noticed with no little bit of consternation the tendency that I, and those of similar age have to be overly proud of the “wisdom” they have acquired simply by living a long time. Living through several election cycles, seeing much social upheaval may tend to give us some small ability to see through the moment, but my question has become; Am I so wrapped up in my own “legend” that I am missing the greatest thing of all?
Jesus said :
(Matthew 11:25) At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. (Matthew 18:3)
And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
The more I watch and try to understand the world around me, the more I begin to understand that most of what I see doesn’t matter. What matters is the moment I’m living in. What can I do in obedience to the Lord in this moment? That is his gift to me. The right now is what matters.
I don’t know about tomorrow
I just live from day to day
I don’t borrow from its sunshine
For its skies may turn to gray
I don’t worry o’er the future
For I know what Jesus said
And today I’ll walk beside Him
For He knows what is ahead
Ira Stanphill © 1950 New Spring (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)