Monday, November 15, 2010

Message from Jim Koan, Superintendent

18-19 Watch this: God's eye is on those who respect him, the ones who are looking for his love.
He's ready to come to their rescue in bad times;
in lean times he keeps body and soul together.

20-22 We're depending on God; he's everything we need.
What's more, our hearts brim with joy
since we've taken for our own his holy name.
Love us, God, with all you've got — that's what we're depending on. Psalm 33:18-22 (The Message)

These verses, like so many in God’s Word, are packed with messages for us: messages of hope, messages which reveal God’s character, and messages which put perspective on our circumstances.

As our world seems to grow more and more uncertain (economy, politics, acts of terrorism, etc) this Psalm once more directs our rattled brain back to an unrattled God. Verse 19 tells us “He is ready” to come to our rescue, He will hold us together.

Verse 20 reminds us on Whom we have placed our ultimate and total trust – “We’re depending on God.” He has indeed placed us in a favored position as residents of the USA; He has blessed us with wisdom and strength and creativity to work and earn an income, but in the end our dependence is not on stuff, not on strength, and not on systems of government set up by man. Our dependence is in God – creator and sustainer of the universe.

Think on that, and we can help but become filled to the brim with joy (verse 21). If your joy is not complete this morning, it can be. Reflect on the character and promises of God, Jehovah God, in whom you’ve placed your trust, and smile knowing He watches over with an unblinking eye and with a heart which adores you. Blessings!

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