"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Yesterday afternoon we went up to a lake/river to go swimming. It was an area with a lot of rocks around and under the water. The water was clear enough that when you were up above looking down, you could see exactly where the rocks were underneath. But when you got down into the water, with your head just above it, you couldn't see under the water anymore. So we were constantly slipping and sliding as we tried to walk around. But that got me to thinking. That's how it is in life. God is so far above us that He can see everything, all the obstacles that we have in life. And He guides us carefully with His all-seeing eye. But how often to we fail to trust Him? We think that we can handle our lives on our own, and so we go slipping and sliding through life, complaining about all the obstacles that are in our path. But if we would learn to just trust God and follow Him, things would go much better! We may not avoid all the rocks, but we know that God will help us over them. And were we to see our lives from His vantage point, we wouldn't choose any other way.