Checked in yet?
Psalm 34:8-“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him”
Have we tasted the goodness of The Lord Almighty?
When we are traveling with luggage by flight we usually check it in leaving us with just our hand luggage so we are like free birds till we reach our destination. And then we need to stand around the belt and try to recognize our luggage careful not to bring home someone else’s. We also tie ribbons or some identification for us to recognize our bags at times. Don’t we? Familiar with this scenario?
Well that’s what we do when we travel. The funny story is, we carry all our hurt, guilt, fear and burdens of our past with us, everyday, 24/7! We don’t pass the check in counter and so we just have to carry it around . For instance I had this major fear of rain because of a mini tiny flood I was stuck in and ever since, rain always brings fear into my mind.
And so here’s the good news for you and me – we have a loving Father who is waiting for us to have our fears and doubts and worries checked in. The even better news is that there are no charges for excess baggage!
So let’s taste and see that the Lord is good and abide in Him and Let Go and LET GOD.
Lord, I’m handing over my thoughts, feelings, Monday blues, everything to you. Give me the strength to get through this day. Amen.
Tread the thorny trail
Matthew 7:14 “But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
There was a road in the college that I studied in, which diverged into two, a tarred road and a sandy road. Every time I walked past that road the philosopher in me would wake up and mostly think about “the road not taken” by Robert Frost (it’s a poem we learnt in school) and my most recent visit to these roads actually made me think differently than my initial interpretation of Robert Frost’s poem. I now think of choosing the narrow road not because it’s “the road not taken by many” or “the road less trodden” but because we are called by our Father in heaven to be a part of his perfect plan, the big picture.
I am reminded of the story of the Prodigal son who went for the riches of the world, but later came back to his father. We are like prodigal children almost everyday, but don’t really realize it.
Ida Scudder, Mother Theresa, Iris Paul, Graham Staines, to name a few had actually chosen “The road not taken”. They could have led their comfortable lives back in their homes but they heard the call of the Father in heaven who sent His one and only son to earth to save us for our sins.
Lord I hand over my time,my talents, and anything you ask of me today to you. Lord let it be used for your glory. Help me to face my day with heavenly grace and courage,guard my mouth and the words that come out of them. Lord be with me. Amen.
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