Friday, June 11, 2010

June 11 - A Bloody Path

There is today, there will ever be, carnage all around us. Until One comes to reign Who has authority over all the earth and all the inhabitants thereof, One Who will reign with a rod of iron, we must dwell in the midst of despairs, devastations, depression and death.

However . . . we also dwell, in Christ, at the right hand of the One Who Sits Upon the Throne of Grace, the One into whose Presence we may ever draw nigh, the One Who gave to us a near-drawing redemption. We are given, even while we care about the carnage, to consider His countenance, to glory in His grace, and to find our peace in His Presence.

In condescension beyond mortal understanding, He yet does invite us to “cast our cares” upon Him, because He cares for us. He tells us that He is the Lifter of Our Heads. Beyond our most far-flung imaginings, He bore our griefs and carried our sorrows.

Though He never chose for us despair and devastation, when we chose it for ourselves, even in this, we were able to see . . . to KNOW . . . what angels cannot comprehend. We do know the Lamb of God. We bring our souls and sorrows before the SAVIOR. We glory in our Redeemer.

We see and we experience a nature and the attribute of God that, without carnage, we would never have known. From the depths of destruction, we are humbled into joy unspeakable.

"Darkness Gives 'Way"
photo by Kerry

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