Wednesday Reflection, December 18, 2019
God Watches Over Us.
Wherever he may guide me,
No want shall turn me back;
My Shepherd is beside me,
And nothing can I lack.
His wisdom ever waking,
His sight is never dim,
He knows the way he’s taking,
And I will walk with him
– A L Waring
Brothers and sisters, I greet you well!
Tis the season to be jolly but this is also the season that many tend to be lonely, anxious, perplexed, broke, sad, disappointed, miserable, and all manner of feelings arise. 1 Corinthians 15:19 reminds us that “if in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. “
Of a truth, for varying reasons, many will tell you that this is the most wonderful time of year and naturally there may be others who will disagree. No matter what your view is, in today’s watchword, the Lord says, ” I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8
who among us could ask for a better life coach?
My friends, what detriments have you or are you now facing? Have you been or are you now being afflicted? Conflicted perhaps?know this, God is here! Full stop! Period! You are not alone on this pilgrimage. The Lord is with you to counsel, to guide you and to keep watch over you. That is how valuable you are to Him.
Yes, this season may bring with it the memories of loved ones gone, anniversaries to covenants that have been broken, and you may have cause to start new traditions. I encourage you not to forget warmth of family and the joy of togetherness. No matter who you are, no matter where you are, always remember whose you are.
Sons and daughters of a merciful and compassionate Father with extensive provisions, the One who is able to ease your discomfort and wise enough to know what is best for you.
In St. Luke 1:30, “The angel said to her, ‘do not be afraid Mary, for you have found favor with God’.” Friends, however this season finds you, rest assured that you will not be swept away by the tides of life for the Lord God :omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient watches over each of you.
Until next week, may the Lord watch between me and thee.