“glory in the Lord”

     In a world filled with 8 billion people what could there be written that hasn’t already been? Every topic, every subject matter, everything has been covered it seems.

     Sure, there are some things yet to be discovered and put to purpose by humanity. That in itself has a purpose of realizing what or who holds everything in the balance is much greater than us. Even in a world with such great a population that boasts of astute intellect, still the universe is greater.

   So, shall we drop our hands from our purpose and walk away as if there is nothing left to do? The prince of this world subtly draws into the trap of busyness, even in the name of church work, all of our being, to the point that often the things we should be doing are neglected by what we will of ourselves to be doing. I find myself indepted and it requires even more time now fulfilling commitment taking away from what should be to meet what is required due to choices made by me.

What is it that I can boasts of except of the good things the Lord has brought to life that I could not have planned. What is tryed and does not burn is to his glory. Many of the words of the Holy Scriptures come to mind as these thoughts prevail.

The love of all must be the purpose.

     Some text from the “Holy Scriptures”…

John 3 v16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     John 21 v25 “And there are also many other things that Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, “I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen”

Ecclesiastes 1 v7-9 “All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full: unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again. All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: and that which is done is which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”

II Corinthians 12 v1-6, 9 “It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will not come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (wether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (wether in the body, or out of the body I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in my infirmities. For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me… And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

I Corinthians 3 v13 “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and fire shall try every man’s work, of what sort it is.”

Life does not yield always in our summizable direction, neither for ourselves or those around us. It is in the times when selfless action submits to the thoughts and cares of others lay foundations that last forever.

As I thumb through the pages o a late mentor’s family Bible I find witness of this. … Written in news cutting May 2, 1808- Peoples Advocate… Echoes of War…The War Program… Washington D. C. … April 29… 1. The opening of ingress to Cuba for the relief ship to carry supplies to the reconcentration… 2. The preventing of the Spanish fleet now at Manila, in the Philippines, … Columbia S. C. April 27, 1898 … You are requested to furnish your regiment three companies of infantry to …

And even today as times continue much of the same but different … Wars continue and are required to be supported by large numbers of decision makers to what end they can only hope for.

With all of that and even to the troubles compiled upon each day of living there is still good news to share, to write. With a simple card displaying a caption of two kittens playing in an open mailbox, mounted on an old tree post and inundated with flowers come the words…A Cheery Hello… and inside… Hope this greeting does it’s part to show your in my thoughts…and heart! Have a pleasant day. The card was time-stamped April 24, 1990 using Express Mail… even then was emphasis on “hurry”

At times, we shall stand still and know who the Lord is. Send a card, make a call…or better yet 🙂 visit someone and another part of the endless solid foundation will be laid.

Psalm 46 v 10 …”Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Have a blessed day. Amen

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