Friday, April 22, 2011

He Gives us Himself

I read this today from a Max Lucado daily devotional. It was something I wanted to share with you because I feel it applies to all of us no matter where we are in life. Enjoy!

"I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
- Matthew 28:20 NIV

The story is told of a man on an African safari deep in the jungle. The guide before him had a machete and was whacking away the tall weeds and thick underbrush. The traveler, wearied and hoe, asked in frustration, "Where are we? Do you know where you are taking me? Where is the path?!" The seasoned guide stopped and replied, "I am the path."

We ask the same questions, don't we? We ask God, "Where are you taking me? Where is the path?" And he, like the guide, doesn't tell us. Oh, he may give us a hint or two, but that's all. If he did, would we understand? Would we comprehend our location? No, like, the traveler, we are unacquainted with this jungle. So rather than give us an answer, Jesus gives us a far greater gift. He gives us Himself.
-Traveling Light

Like I said, it doesn't matter where you are in life because God knows. Revelation 22:13 says, that God is the beginning and the end. It's great to know that when he formed us, he had our end in mind. The current place you are in, is not enough to be worried or upset about. God doesn't see what you are, rather He sees what He has made you to be. Can we surrender our worry, fear, past-regrets, and anxiety to see what He sees? God gave you a beginning so trust Him to also give you an end. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11

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