Friday, November 4, 2016

When Entering The Wilderness...



This Sunday at DPC we'll be considering the (first) season of his life when Moses was forced to enter the "wilderness"... which is a situation we all eventually find ourselves in, one way or another.

It's not where we want to be living.  It's not what we want to be doing.  It's not the life we imagined and hoped for.

But this is where life has now taken us, either as consequence of sin or as providence of God or just as part of the facts of existence in a fallen world, where sin & suffering & death are daily realities.

When that is our situation, this prayer from John Wesley (1703-1791) is full of wisdom:

I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you or laid aside for you,
exalted for you or brought low for you;
let me be full, let me be empty;
let me have all things, let me have nothing;
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things to your pleasure and disposal.

The wilderness.  According to what we read in the Scriptures, that's where God does some of his best work with his people.

Come join us this Sunday...


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