Thursday, December 2, 2021

Orange Moon Thursday, December 2, 2021 "This Time"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…


"This Time"  

     "My times are in Thy hand" (Psalm 31:15).

     Few more reassuring rays of light glimmer upon the pages of Scripture than the Psalmist's affirmation of our "times" being in the hand of God.  

    If we could look back with perfectly perceptive vision, we would see our Lord's presence and working as the greatest influence of our past.  The same would be true if we could peer into the the future, wherein God's hand awaits us with the promise of His dynamic involvement and activity.  Perhaps most encouraging of all, this time rests in our Heavenly Father's promised care.  Whatever our circumstance, condition, or situation, the greatest truth of all can and must be found in the reality of "in Thy hand."

    "In Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).

    This often presents great challenge to our understanding.  Life involves countless complexities of blessing, challenge, and the mundane.  The hand of God sometimes seems far away, if we remember it at all.  Indeed, the Lord Jesus Christ often comes to us in mangers that seemingly belie His royal presence, authority, and power. We fail to see Him at times because God's working so often operates in ways and means we cannot comprehend.  As Jacob acknowledged at Bethel, "Surely the Lord is in this place.  And I knew it not!" (Genesis 28:16).

   Our times have always been in God's hand.  This time also rests safely therein, as will all to come.  Born again believers in the Lord Jesus can rest our hearts in this, the safest of all havens.  We can trust Him in this particular epoch, believing that whatever it holds for us, the greatest truth involves He who holds us.   "Our times… this time."

"Your life is hid with Christ in God."
(Colossians 3:3)

Weekly Memory Verse
    He that believeth on Me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
 (John 7:38)


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