|Posted: Apr-10-11 at 4:37pm | IP Logged
Mary and I sometimes visit and talk over what is going on in the
"world" vs the reality of what has been finished in us in Christ.This
weekend our granddaughters came and spent the night with us.One of the youngest
favorite toys we have is a fabric version of Noahs ark.she loves taking each of
the animals out,making the sound they make(a sheep goes baaaa) and putting them
back in.Each time making sure the animals and Noah are safely inside the
confines of the ark.
Yesterday when Mary and i were
talking,the topic of how insane the world feels at times. The the topic of the
ark came up.Mary said "once the people and animals were safe in the ark,do
you think they were still worried about being harmed by the flood or do you
think they were instead rejoicing that they had been kept safe as God had
promised?" I had never thought about that before,that even though they
were not yet at the end of their journey,they were already safe and on their
way, being able to rest and be at peace that
the promises God had made were true .That despite the storms raging
outside they were kept safe inside Gods provision for them.
I said to Mary, " this is how
we are right now in Christ,we are already safe in the boat,Christ,knowing the
promises are true and unwavering.That it may look stormy and unsafe outside but
the more he reveals himself to us as being already IN HIM that his promises of safety are unchangeable and true". Kind of a shocker to me,I am one that
keeps looking out the window at the rain forgetting that I am already safe
inside and dry.
It's not works,it's coffee.