Monday, September 28, 2009

Chasing Rainbows

Today, despite the dreary, wet day that it has been, was an affirmation of life and service. Taking my older son to school is a case in point, as this is a high point in my day, as well as picking him up at the end of it all. This morning, it was drizzly and still bright enough outside, to see one the first promises the Lord made to us. A rainbow, a glorious arch of color, made its way across the northwestern sky in the 8 o'clock hour. It was truly a sight to behold and a reminder of His love for us. Even a few children and a teacher made their way outside to witness this spectacle of beauty.

Chasing rainbows has never been "my thing". My long-standing, ingrained, dyed in the wool belief is that one must work to be fed, clothed and housed. If one desires the finer things in life, then he or she must work harder. It's a belief that many others share to an extent as some work many hours to afford stuff.

However, this belief brings me much worry because if there's no work, even through no fault of my own, then the consequences are bleak. This is the catch 22 of the temporal, corporeal lives in which we find ourselves in. I can attest to being off for nearly 7 months this year that this hurts because it's a situation that I have no control over. The economy is a big thing.

The Lord is "bigger" and more powerful than any economy, government, employer, bank or any other entity we may care to make mention of. When He talks, everyone listens (or should), even E.F. Hutton. He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Our prayers in Him are an investment that can only appreciate on so many levels. Single handedly, He is bigger than all of our problems combined and with a word, will nullify them all.

I am not worthy to be a page in His army. Yet He makes me worthy through His Son Jesus, to be among His bride. As worthy as I am to deserve Hell, He presents me faultless and robes of white linen. Even through all of the trials and tribulation in this life, it is of great comfort of the love He has for such a person as unworthy as myself.

Because of this, my Liege, I can endure the petty torments of this world. The things of this world that hold so fast to the lost have no latch on me. You're the reason for my being and the only reason for goodness in me. You and only You are deserving of glory and praise. Yes, yes, this is stating the obvious, but too many time have I forgotten these fundamental truths. I praise You and thank You for the blessings You have bestowed upon me and my family in trying times. Amen

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