November 19, 2019

What I Read Today;

1 Corinthians 11; Mark 10; Ezekiel 43-44; Psalm 148-150; 2 Chronicles 15-16; Numbers 28

In today’s reading of Ezekiel, 43-44, the nation of Israel is no more. They are in captivity in a foreign land.  Jerusalem is destroyed.  The King’s Palace is gone.  The Temple is in ruins.  All seems lost.

But with God, there is always hope!

God proceeds to move directly into a reclamation project!  He gives Ezekiel the blueprint for the rebuild.  It won’t be the same, but it will be incredible.

In our lives, things happen to us that often don’t seem to make any sense.  Illness, job loss, or divorce can all wreak havoc in our lives.   We climb the mountain of life, only seeing what is directly in front of us and viewing what is directly behind us.  We don’t see the big picture.  But God stands at the top of the mountain with his arms outstretched towards us.  He beckons us to him.  He alone can see the big picture.  Only God can see how the obstacles in our lives make us who we are.

Even when the worst is happening, Jesus will be there walking with us.   When we are unable to climb on our own anymore, Jesus will carry us.  When we’ve fallen and failed, Jesus will pick us up, clean us up, and put us back on the path.

With God, there is always a second chance.

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