27-31 Why would you ever complain, O Jacob, or, whine, Israel, saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. But those who wait upon God get fresh
strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind. Isaiah 40:30-31 – The Message
The story is told about a young woman who is having a conversation with her aged grandparents. She is about to go away to college and she wanted Grand Pop and Nana’s blessings before leaving. The story goes something like this:
“Grand’s, I have been accepted in the college of my dreams and I wanted your blessings before leaving. After graduation in four years, I plan to go to Hollywood. I want to be a movie star. I want to be famous. I want to be rich and buy a lot of things. I want to travel the world….Please pray that my every wish comes true.”
“And, what about the Lord? You want us to pray for you and you have made no reference to your plans for God,” said one of the Grand’s. “After your parents were killed by a drunk driver we legally adopted you. We prayed over you until you caught on to prayer and then, we prayed with you until you wanted to pray on your own. We also worshipped together throughout your life. At every turn, we taught you to wait on the Lord.” The young lady gave this considerable thought before responding. And that’s how the story ends. Did she become one of the following?
Blank poses for silly pics with her kids on the beach. Blank takes sexy photos at Cemetery to honor the dead with her cleavage. Blank channels M. Monroe at the kids’ choice awards. Blank is released after spending 30 years in prison for a crime she did not commit. When asked ‘how did you survive the time knowing you were innocent?’ She responded “I started a Bible Study and prayed while waiting.…”
Each of these captions has recently been in the news. Which one do you think is the suspected descendant of any and every praying parent and grandparent?
The ones who know and know about a loving God who has our best interest at heart are the ones who respond throughout their wholesome activities to the question “And, what about the Lord?”
Please pray for American and Coalition soul’s killed-in-action,
their families and, especially their children.