Thursday, February 25, 2010

Genesis 39:1-23
Psalms 19, 46, 50, 59, 60
1 Corinthians 2:14–3:15
Mark 2:1-12

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
         And the firmament  proclaims his handiwork.

There is no speech, nor are there words;
         Their voice is not heard.
Yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
         And their words to the end of the world.

(Psalm 19:1, 3-4b)

I will forever marvel at the natural wonders set forth by God.

Many people feel closest to the Lord when they are face-to-face with other people, and, indeed, I believe that one of the best ways to glorify God is by going to others who have not heard of His glories, who have not heard of the salvation that is available to us through Jesus Christ.

I have done that, through door-to-door evangelism programs such as Evangelism Explosion, through mission trips, and through sharing the testimony of my journey to Christ in groups both large and small.

In this time of Lent I find myself burdened for those who have not heard, for there is no one to tell them. These verses provided some small measure of comfort. “There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.” Could it be that the glories of the Lord are manifest to all who have the eyes to see and the ears to hear? I know when I get down to my personal needs in seeking God, I most often find myself under a tree, or in a meadow, or by a stream away from people…..alone, not with nature, but with God Almighty Himself.

--LSH

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