The song displayed on our ‘You Tube’ offering today is the inspiration for today’s meditation. For whatever reason, I was profoundly moved by the words in this song when I first heard it sung recently, and the point that impressed so deeply came after two verses revealing the uncertainty of our existence, when three words turn chaos into order, doubt into knowing, and calamitous wandering into comfort and security … “but You said”
This world is broken, a ship with no anchor
As I thought about the words of the song, I was taken to the beginning of John 14 and “Let not your heart be troubled;” the reality that gives the power to “but You said” when we choose to turn again to Him.
It is simplicity itself to wander off on our own way, but so hard to get back to where we belong. We need to be anchored firmly where we can see the lighthouse and avoid the rocks. We cannot do it, only He can. So our part is to regularly bring to mind “but You said, Jesus.”
"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
And where I go you know, and the way you know."
Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?"
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
[John 14:1-6 NKJV]
A HOLY CONDITION: Oswald Chambers on Peace
MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS…
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
GEORGE and GILL STEWART