Startled. Startled by the tragic turn of events. More accurately … startled by God.
Did you know that this heart-wrenching, heart-stopping, heartbreaking incident did not catch Providence by surprise?
All the days of our lives – all the days of our nation’s life – all the days of this planet’s life – they were written before there was yet one of them (Psalm 139:16).
So lift up your eyes. See the despair-driven dilemma in a different light.
It is His story. Not ours.
Yes, it’s bad … really bad, to be sure. But rest.
Surrender to His plan … yet work like there’s no tomorrow.
We don’t have time to wring our hands!
We have much to do —
We have much loving to do. We have much serving to do.
We have much falling on our knees in repentance and adoration to do…
…much living out the path that is ours — our hard-lived story of praise, obedience, and sacrifice.
So do you know someone who needs a touch from Jesus today? His love changes things.
Startled, yes. Absolutely startled.
In fact, we are tempted to despair.
But let’s capitalize on the explosion of anguish that is shrouding our shine.
Let’s use that pent-up energy that is simmering in our soul to propel us forward?
Forward, to be His hands and feet…
… His hands and feet to that “broken one.”
It can change the world. One soul at a time.
Let’s do it today.