Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Best Offer

I want to apologize for the whining in my last post.

Since then I was told I DON"T have to have surgery (contrary to the first report),
son qualified for another student loan, and I am trying to take advantage of my "free time" to get cards written and other misc. things.
 I watched "Annie" (among the many other movies my sweet friends brought me to help pass the time) and, of course, she sang "Tomorrow," which made me laugh at myself, and yes, count my blessings!
Anyway, our sermon Sunday was on one of my favorite psalms--no, "favorite" is too light a word, like ice cream flavors. Psalm 46 has been a lifeline for me. In the "Matched" trilogy, the totalitarian govt. has determined that only 100 poems would to be preserved and viewed by the populous, the rest were (presumably) destroyed.
 Psalm 46 would definitely be among my 100.
"God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear."
Later in the psalm the writer says
"Be still and know that I am God"
 God shows me (AGAIN!) that
is in control of the situation, and that HE is, indeed, very present.
I need to be still, acknowledge HIM
and remember that HE
"will be exalted among the nations."
With or without their consent.
That is the kind of power God invites me to take refuge in.
Wouldn't it be crazy NOT TO take advantage of such an offer?