Wednesday, 1 April 2009

A Heart That Remembers Blessings

Posted: 31 Mar 2009 12:00 AM PDT
Nm 21:4-9 / Jn 8:21-30
One of the hardest things in life is waiting, but it’s something we have to do all the time. It starts when we’re very small, waiting for Christmas, for our birthday, for the end of the long car ride, or for mom to get off the phone. And it continues all our lives, in the doctor’s office, on the freeway, in a pregnancy, in a fledgling business. It never stops and there’s no avoiding it.

As we see in today’s Old Testament reading, the Israelites also had to wait — out there in the desert — and they didn’t do it very well. Instead, they got angry at God, and cursed God for leading them into that boring place and making them eat boring food! What ingrates! They forgot that it was God Himself who had set them free from miserable slavery, and had saved their lives. They forgot how to be thankful, and the sourness of their hearts brought death to many of them.

Waits are inevitable, but don’t let them sour you and make you feel like a victim. Take command of them, use them as centering time, remembering time. Remember how blessed you are, how lucky you are to be alive, how fortunate you are to be loved by a good Lord who never abandons or turns away.
A heart that remembers blessings never turns sour.


Anonymous said...

A heart that remember blessings never turns sour."
hi brought tears to my eyes..this simple statement.God bless you

Anonymous said...

how are u fr? when are you finishing your study?

Avanus said...

By God's will, the Israelites went through some 'filterations' so that only the faithful ones would arrive at the promised land...(I think) at least they knew they had to wait...But today, everything is almost always 'instant'! this, press that, people have become less's one of the serpent's old tricks again, presented in a different packaging...I wonder, this time how many will pass through this filteration...

Anonymous said...

He that is impatient, shall suffer damage: and when he shall take away he shall add another thing - taken from Books of Proverbs 19:19


dakunfrancis said...

Thank God for you too..
be back by july