My friend, may I ask you a question? When the storms of life break out suddenly and we’re terrified by the wind and rain of misfortune, is all we need to do is to look up and believe that Jesus walks the path of concern and comfort--right above us, day and night?
My friend, Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.
“There’s no need to fear; Underdog is here!” And that signaled the appearance of the namby little, caped super-dog that put evil to flight and made the good guys cheer. I can still remember that fearless announcement as Underdog would swoop down and rescue Polly Purebred from a multitude of calamities. He was always on the watch, flying above, keep- ing an eye out for evil doers and good guys in distress.
Wouldn’t it be great to know that there was always someone up there watching out for our every interest?
Here’s a story: Many years ago in London, England, a man of refinement was sentenced to spend twenty-four hours in an underground cell in an ancient, old prison. The cell was dank and dark; not at all what the gentleman was accustomed to. When the door was shut and the jailer’s steps slowly died away in the distance, the man felt the wall closing in on him and feared that his fears would drive him mad.
Then suddenly there came the sound of footsteps in a chamber above, and in a quiet tone he heard a chaplain called him by name. “Oh, God bless you,” gasped the poor fellow. “Are you there?” said the chaplain. “Yes, yes I am! The prisoner called out. “I’m not going away from here until you come out.” the chaplain assured him. “Why, I don't mind it a bit now,” said the prisoner, “with you up there above me.” The terror was gone while his friend was so near, unseen, yet just above him. (William Moses Tidwell, “Pointed Illustrations.”)
And so beside us all is the unseen yet loving Savior, Jesus Christ. When the storms of life break out suddenly and we’re terrified by the wind and rain of misfortune, all we need to do is look up and believe that Jesus walks the path of concern and comfort--right above us, day and night. He will never leave us or forsake us. When the fears of this life put you in prison, confess to yourself that there is always one who will save, always one who will comfort; our chaplain who is waiting for us until the day these prison bars are gone--the God-man, Jesus Christ. And that’s no underdog!
We pray. We thank You our Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, You dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this night from all harm and danger. Keep me this day also from sin and every danger, that all my doing in life may please You. Into Your hands I commit my body and soul and all things. Let Your Holy Angels be with me that the wicked foe may not harm me. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
Therefore my friend, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry for itself; each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6:34) This Passing Day. May this passing day honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and be a blessing to you and everyone you meet. Find a stranger and say hello. Don't let another day pass without your day blessing someone else.
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<firstname.lastname@example.org> From Beech Springs, God bless you for Jesus sake.