The Lord will lay bare his holy arm in sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God. But you will not leave in haste or go in flight; for the Lord will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard. (Isaiah 52:10,12, NIV)
Consider your life
Have you ever considered your life moving in a comic strip? I sometime imagine seconds of times captured in scenes. I am walking care free looking ahead. The Lord is behind me blocking stumbling blocks aiming to harm. I have no idea all I escape. How about your life? There are times God allows satan to cause havoc in our life. Job 1 sets this example. Our faith gets tested. The Word of God is true, therefore, we must trust God goes before us and he is our rear guard.
A trip to Kentucky
Yesterday, David and I went to Kentucky. The first bridge we cross the Mississippi River entering into Illinois. The second bridge we cross the Ohio River into Kentucky. Living close where the Ohio River ends merging into the Mississippi River has been fascinating. The second bridge is old and narrow. On the way back home, we were stopped in traffic. We knew we were close to a wreck. The first responders came after we were parked a few minutes. I immediately began praying. The news reported a deadly crash involving three vehicles. By our calculation,we were only 300-400 feet away from the accident scene. Were we there by accident? No. We were there to pray. Then we think, if we did not make a last minute decision to get a tea before leaving town, where would we be now?
What will your day hold?
I am in no way trying to be somber today. We have a birthday in the house! My second child, Gabriel, is turning 11 years old. His birthday is extra special. He almost died when he was three. He and his older brother crashed a full size 4-wheeler. I credit our understanding of spiritual warfare, God’s Word, and an army of prayer warriors for his complete restoration. We are never certain what our day will hold. We can be certain, as a child of Christ, who is going before us and who is guarding our rear.
I pray if anyone has never asked Jesus to be their Lord and Savior, you will right now. Salvation is a pure gift. Jesus died on the cross that we might live. Lord, we pray for all the victims involved in this tragedy and their families. We pray your grace will abound. You will grant a peace beyond all understanding. God you are our provider and healer. If anyone is still battling for their life, we pray your healing touch upon them in your precious name, Jesus. Amen