Sunday, March 22

Just a little thought, because that is all I am capable of

Isaiah 55
6Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake his way
and the evil man his thoughts.
Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

12 You will go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and hills
will burst into song before you,
and all the trees of the field
will clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree,
and instead of briers the myrtle will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,
for an everlasting sign,
which will not be destroyed.”



Our understanding now is at best blurry. I look forward to the day when we can see clearly and understand wholly. Thanks Dusty, I still remember your sermon on this.

2 comments:

Dean Hewitt said...

Hey Claude,
Just curious, what is it that your understanding is at best blurry? Is it the passage in Isaiah 55?

Ephesians 1:14-18, Colossians 1:9

Claude F. Cannon said...

8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

There are a ton of things that we don't see clearly. We don't have to. What God did for us through the death burial and resurrection of His Son Jesus works, it just does, that don't mean I understand how it works. Or for that matter, God's unfailing Love for us. I don't think I will get that until I see Him on the other side of eternity. God is amazing and I cannot even comprehend His ways. Sure He gives me understanding about some things but we will just have to wait to get the hard answers.