While in God's Grip!
Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.
The LORD will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before him,
and will make a path for his steps.
~ Psalm 85:10 - 13
I generally get up each morning and begin the day by sitting and writing my blog and praying. It has been an unusual weekend. I think that I have shared that I have been dealing with some health issues. Without going into details, it has been a bit of a struggle getting used to new medications, and making some lifestyle changes.
So, I find myself at the end of day, spending time reading the Psalms and thinking about the week ahead, while giving thanks that I am getting healthier.
I sometimes wish that scripture shared what evenings were like for the disciples. As the sun was going down, and those that had been following Jesus and the disciples return to their homes and taking care of their families, they all gathered. Discussing the events of the day, as well as, talking of those who came out to hear Jesus.
Evenings with the disciples must have been interesting. I know when I first began serving at my first church, Sunday evening was the time that I would return home late after youth group gatherings, worship, and all the day's activities. Often I would be exhausted, but I also knew that the next day would be Monday and the kids would be on their way back to school, and a new week would begin.
For the disciples it would be another day of discovery, miracles, and unknowns. I guess in many ways, tomorrow could be that for each of us. While we plan meals, get outfits assembled, and perhaps, gather items to take to the office together, for any of us, there are still unknowns.
It's times like these that I find that I am thankful that while I don't know what tomorrow will bring, there is one thing I can count on. I never have to face any unknown alone.
For me, that is a huge comfort, especially when I am not feeling 100 percent.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear Lord, thank You for another day. Amen.
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.