Saturday, March 1, 2008

Home Again

After posting last night’s entry, I realized that I should probably not try to write when all of my neural synapses are not firing properly. But today is another day.

It is Saturday morning. This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24). We had a good night’s sleep in our own bed. Our four-year-old son joined us a 6:30 this morning and proclaimed that he was glad that we were home. A few hours later, we began my daughter’s fourteenth birthday celebration with cinnamon rolls and presents.

Our two older children are upstairs panning an afternoon outing with friends. My wife is playing a game with my younger son on the living room floor. In a few minutes, I will be accepting an invitation to play with Legos and Tinker Toys.

It is good to be home. It makes me think about how good it will be to be welcomed into our eternal home. If coming home to this house feels good, how good will it feel to finally be living in the home that was prepared for me by my Heavenly Father? Beyond imagination.

New subject.

As a pastor and a teacher, it is a blessing to hear how others are following Christ. John said it well when he wrote, I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth (2 John 4).

This morning I read a newsletter from a Stefanie, a former student now serving on a music ministry team. She describes her experience in India and shares this from her first day there:

I had decided to climb to the roof of the building, and while there I was able to have a 360o view of the skyline of India! It’s one of those “words cannot describe: moments. I was just overwhelmed. Questions such as “Why did God bring me here?” and “What could I possibly do here?” started to pop into my head. Satan was attacking, but God intervened. He reminded me that He has a purpose for all that He does, and that He would be able to use me if I would just be willing to let Him lead and to trust in Him fully.

God painted the most beautiful sunrise that morning. I had never actually been up before to witness the dark, star spotted sky be transformed into colors of pinks and oranges. Beyond amazing!!! I knew in those few moments that if God could create a beautiful picture such as that sunrise, He could use me, despite whatever doubts I had in my head! Praise God for His patience and power.

Thank you, Stefanie, for sharing the lessons you are learning. May each of us increase in our understanding of God’s sovereignty and the graciousness of His allowing us, as His children, to have a part in His eternal plan of redemption.

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.
- Corrie ten Boom

1 comment:

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