King Nebuchadnezzar the King of Babylon threw three young Hebrew slaves into a fiery furnace. When he returned in the morning he saw a fourth figure in the flames. He asked ‘Who is this.? He looks like the Son of God,’ Daniel Chapter 3
John 6 17,18,19. Who is this?
The disciples got into the boat and went over the sea towards Capernaum. It was dark and a great wind was blowing.
They had rowed about three or four miles when the saw a figure. Jesus came walking on the sea near their boat. They were afraid.
He said, It is I! Do not be afraid!
SON of God!
From the Hymn I went to the garden alone.
Living under the blood of His New Covenant….
Let the rich Promises of God resound in your life this mid week morning.
For those who have accepted His Gift of Salvation
He is with them in and through all the circumstances of their lives.
Look up. Let’s give THANKS to our LORD THE GREAT I AM.
I know on prayerful reflection, I have. I give grateful thanks to the Lord for the memory.
2 Samuel 9 reminds us of an O.T. story.
David made a promise to his dear friend Jonathan (King Saul’s) son that he would care for his future generation if any calamity befell them. He little knew then the fierce battles he would be forced to fight against Saul who hated him and wanted him destroyed.
Mephibosheth was only five years old when both his father Jonathan and his grand-father Saul died in a battle with the Philistines at Mt Gibbod. His desperate nurse fled the scene of carnage and grabbed the child as she ran. The account does not give details, but the child somehow fell and both his legs or feet were broken. Without adequate attention he was crippled.
Out of the sorrow and the smoke-filled carnage King David remembers his covenantal Promise to his friend.
Promise, Love and Divine intervention achieved like a (grace umbrella) a miraculous improvement to this little boy’s desperate circumstances.
King David ordered a country-wide search to find any survivors of Jonathan’s family and this child was found and his restoration to a quality of life is a miracle. He even lives to see restoration of some of his lands.
Since Calvary our umbrella of Grace is provided for all who believe because of Christ’s Covenental Promise to us.
I will NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU.
Thank You Lord for Your umbrella of Grace. Help us to live always under the shadow of the remembered Cross, A-men.
Yet, their downturned faces when the day is gloomy and grey only enhances the feeling of ‘loss’ and ‘despair’ in folks who pass.
They will turn again towards the light when it appears.
Unlike these beautiful images of God’s creation, who show the journey of their life only on the good days –
We, who belong to the Saviour – His Children – are called to have upturned faces towards HIM,even in personal dark places.
JOY IN THE LORD (our Hope and prayer) because of WHO HE IS is not because of personal circumstances.
JESUS THE ETERNAL LIGHT OF THE WORLD
His Light is ever available from our personal relational God to us to bring HELP and Hope.
The O.T. Prophet Habakuk inspires us in response to calamity……
’ Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord’
In the New Testament, Paul and Silus, left us all a rich example and heritage of not being defeated. They stood firm in their dark circumstances. They experienced joy. … in worship and prayer.(and even miraculous deliverance) Acts 16.