Finding God in the Mystery of every day

22504Finding God in the mysteries of every day

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Philippians 4:11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

            Is the object of your contentment is anything other than the beauty of the risen Jesus you are missing the mark and will be doomed to sadness and worry. All else fades, disappoints, withers, and dies. I love my wife dearly. She is a gift from God to my miserable self. But our relationship changes with the passage of time. I used to be disappointed with her and myself that things did not remain the same, but change is the one abiding truth of this temporal existence.

            A popular mantra in Christian circles is, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Some worry about the so called “constant demands” of righteousness. I submit that they are then living as “slaves to the law”. As I love the Lord, and my wife also loves the Lor we are living in a kind of harmony that I rarely see in this world, but then again, we’ve only been working at it for nearly fifty years.

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Larry M Lawrence is an author, composer, Musician, retired pastor, and lives in Missouri with his wife Jane.

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