After breathing smoky air for weeks, we were refreshed when the cool breezes and marine layer moved in yesterday. The rays of sunlight speak of God’s glory and deliverance. Whether or not we have been delivered from a life threatening ordeal (as I was at age 15 when our greyhound bus escaped collision with a semi, while I watched God’s miracle of widening the road), His presence around us equates His love. Living our life mindful of the truth of His presence brings Him glory. In Daniel Coyle’s book, The Culture Code, the author writes about a student who invented short stories of “Johnny McTough”. All the writers in the group enjoyed these stories immensely as they spoke to a cultural phenomenon of superheroes who feel they can operate as independent agents without a need for anyone else. The truth is that by working together we are more effective and fulfilled- even attaining to feats of greatness that defy all odds. God answers when we seek Him, He changes our faces to radiant and with all the saints we remember His deliverance. – Teresa #atasteofthingstocome
Psalm 34: 4-10 (ESV)
I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
for those who fear him have no lack!
The young lions suffer want and hunger;
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.