“Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.” Psalm 119:97-99
What do you meditate upon all day? Is there one important thing that holds your attention throughout the day? Could it be the grandkids, stock market, politics or perhaps your profession? For David it was God’s law! He found it helpful to be reminded by it daily. The photo of these two girls who attend the Bois Marchand Lutheran school in Gonaives was taken just before they gave thanks for their daily meal. Amid the strong vodou presence in their neighborhood they meditate daily on the promises they have from a Loving God who continues to care for them and is always with them. We seek for wisdom in lives that seem to suffocate us at times and brings us to our knees. Too often the answers to our prayers are right in front of us and quite often it may be that we needed a lesson in becoming a stronger witness and more faithful and trusting in our Heavenly Father. What are you meditating on today? What are you thankful for today? What are you lacking? Two bits will place a daily meal in front of these two Haitian girls. Please continue to keep them in your daily prayers. I am closing today with the words from the second verse of the ‘Blessings’ song that were written by Laura Story.
“We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear and we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near. We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love as if every promise from Your Word is not enough all the while, You hear each desperate plea and long that we have faith to believe. 'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops? What if Your healing comes through tears? What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near and what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?”
Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.
May God be with you…Jay