Sunday, August 8, 2010
The Road Of The Unexpected
God has given me a map in His own example and in 2000 years of Salvation History. He has also given me the gift of faith, that realization of all that is hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. As I travel this road, I can look back to all those who accepted the gift of faith. Abraham, Sarah, Isaac~ all of whom knew that God had a plan and was faithful to His promises, but just how and when those plans would be carried out remained a mystery. Their faith helped them to expect and accept the unexpected in their lives.
I sometimes find myself asking Jesus a question similar to the one Peter asked about the parable of the servant waiting for his master's return. "Lord, I read these parables you taught with so long ago, are they really also meant for me?" And always I hear His gentle yet firm, "Yes, my daughter they are meant for you as well."
So I continue on this road, knowing where it will lead but not knowing what will happen along the way or how or when the journey will end. I just know that my Master waits at the end and He will want to know if I have readied myself for what He has promised. Knowing this much is all I really need to know; anymore than this may become burdensome as I travel toward my own passover. I have the moneybag that will never wear out and that nothing can destroy, and in it all I need to carry is my faith, and the history and example of those who have gone before.
My heart lies with my Master, for He is where my treasure lies.
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.