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Friday, September 05, 2014

His Patience And My Impatience

There are times when you don't feel much like a worshiper, because some want or desire wells up and overwhelms your thoughts. Yet a loving Lord will not spurn His own. As it is written, "Cast all your cares on Him, for he cares for you."

It is a great thing to yearn, but feel no disquiet. It is a happy thing to know joy, though trouble swirls about. I am doing as well as I could hope, because I stand in the grace of God. Who will bring a charge against God's elect? Who is greater than His mercy?

He said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you." I try to remember this. I also sense a desire to remain with Him, or that he would remain with us. I don't even want to hold back this desire.

Good Friday is the day He died for us, but it's also the day when he goes away, commemorating his time in the abode of the dead, when he preached to the just of Israel who had fallen asleep. Friday and Saturday of Holy Week (until the Easter Vigil) are most painful! Stay with us, Lord!

The Word became flesh, and dwelt among us.

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