THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
When our children were young, and we lived in Texarkana, Arkansas, we would make the
three and one-half hour trip to West Monroe, Louisiana to see grandparents.
On the drive, our children would play in the back seat.
After awhile, they would tire of the small space.
One of them would ask, “How much longer Daddy?”
Knowing they were so young, and memories were short, I would almost always say,
“Just 5 more minutes.”
After about the 3rd time, one of them would ask,
“Daddy, are you sure we’ll get there TODAY?”
And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
Christian, the trip from here to heaven seems long to us.
Sometimes, our space seems cramped and filled with difficulties.
Sometimes changing circumstances causes us to ask, “How long, Lord?”
We thought we would find peace continually, but trouble arose.
We thought we would see the light continually, but were faced with darkness.
Yesterday, our strength was such to climb spiritual mountains, yet today we feel weak.
Yesterday, our ship was in calm waters, today the storm rages.
And, we ask again, “How long, Lord?”
We must remember the song of the sweet psalmist, David:
“29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.”
The sorrows we face in this journey are NOT outside God’s plan for us!
It is “..through much tribulation (we) enter into the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:22)
We can be assured that our Lord is leading us by the “right way!”
He has an “expected end” for us (Jeremiah 29:11).
May we learn that each difficulty we face strengthens our faith.
Because we KNOW that “expected end” is a “city of habitation” called heaven!