“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”- Isaiah 55:9
“We know in everything God works for the good of those who love him.”- Romans 8:28 (New Century Version)
Max Lucado begins Chapter 20 (“Christ’s Coup de Grace: God- ordained Places”) of Next Door Savior by telling of the time he took his car to the car wash- with his dog as a passenger. Despite Max’s attempted calming words and promises, his dog wailed.
Pastor Lucado notes that when adversity hits, we have a wail of a time. And when Jesus, our Master, explains what is happening, we react like He’s speaking a foreign language. We don’t understand anything He’s saying.
God’s greatest blessings, Max adds, often come disguised as disasters. Following Jesus’ crucifixion, the disciples had not one ray of hope. Yet triumph emerged out of tragedy. Every disaster proved to be a victory. Jesus was not a victim of circumstances, but an orchestrator of circumstances. Pastor Lucado concludes:
” . . . every dark detail was actually a golden moment in the cause of Christ. Can’t he do the same for you? Can’t he turn your Friday into Sunday?”
Today’s question (from the Study Guide): How do you think God can take “every dark detail” of your life and use it for your ultimate good? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Jesus has walked our streets”