Cause to Pause

Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ

Today’s Bible Reading (from 1 Samuel 15-16; Luke 10:25-42
Friday’s: 1 Samuel 17-18; Luke 11:1-28      Saturday’s: 1 Samuel 19-21; Luke 11:29-54
Sunday’s: 1 Samuel 22-24; Luke 12:1-31     Monday’s: 1 Samuel 25-26; Luke 12:32-59

Some folks are saying the world in which we currently live will never be the same following our “walk through the valley of deep darkness” (Psalm 23:4a) of this pandemic.  In some respects, “they” are probably correct.  It’s difficult to know to whom to listen these days.  Do I take the advice of this “they” or that “they?”  Here a “they,” there a “they,” everywhere a “they,” hey!  Advice is coming from every direction and the changes are occurring so frequently it makes one’s head spin!  Or explode!  Or just shut down!

I’m so grateful that Jesus is my Friend.  I’m so thankful He will not abandon me (Hebrews 13:5).  “I fear no harm” (Psalm 23:4b).  “My cup overflows” (Psalm 23:5b).  “He restores my soul” (Psalm 23:3a).  Things ARE changing.  Some changes may become the new “normal.”  I prayed with and for a brother over the phone regarding his impending surgery yesterday.  It’s not ideal; not the way I’ve customarily prayed with a brother or sister facing a surgical procedure, but I’m confident God heard my prayer, and equally confident He will answer it.  Some things never change.

Best regards,
Mark Dillman
Minister, Airport Rd. Church of Christ