Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Ecclesiastes 3:3
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up…

God will not prevent my disobeying Him; if He did, my obedience would not be worth anything. Some of us complain that God should have made the universe and human life like a foolproof machine, so simple that there would be no possibility of going wrong. If He had, we would have been like jellyfish. If there is no possibility of being damned, there is no need for salvation…

In time, between life and death, most of us are in our “shell.” There is something that makes us “peck” and when the crack comes, instead of its being the gentle light and dawn of a new day, its’ like a lightning flash… If we make our life a muddle, it is to a large extent because we have not discerned the great underlying relationship to God.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 239 (8/27)
From Shade of His Hand

This photograph is by Eric Jonas Swensson of Sound Shore Media.

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