Wednesday, March 31, 2010
"There is a certain glory of the Master
that can only be seen when the wind is contrary
and my ship is being tossed about by the waves.
Jesus Christ is not my security against the storms of life,
but He is my perfect security in the storms.
He has never promised me an easy passage,
only a safe landing."
~ Streams in the Desert quote by L.B Cowman
~ photo by Darlene
What about you?
When the wind gets a whipping, do you get caught up in the wishing and wanting and whining about your personal storms?
Do you easily lose track of Who this life is about?
Oh, I do. And I reckon some of you do too. It is an easy feat to accomplish, even with half-hearted attempts.
It is part of our iniquity. Our iniquity without Him.
“But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.”
~ Isaiah 53:5-6
As we approach Resurrection Sunday and the gloriousness of Christ's life, death, and new life, sometimes we feel the wind in our faces. And sometimes it even stings, bringing tears to our eyes. But, if we shoulder-up and lean hard toward the Cross, that wind will soon be at our backs, pushing us closer to Him.
Use its strength for His glory.
If you have unhealed wounds and a discombobulated mind, come to the Cross. Jesus is waiting for you. Let the wind push you straight into His arms.
Let us humbly pray:
Father God, as we approach Resurrection Sunday, let us also approach You, even with our unrelenting storms. Help each of us to use the very wind as a propellant that pushes us into Your healing and renewing arms. Give us strength and peace and focus when our seas get rough. Just as Christ became alive again, let us become new in You. In Jesus' name, Amen.