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Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
20503 posts
3/25/2009 6:49 pm

Last Read:
3/27/2009 12:42 pm

The Sun Always Rises


“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

At the time these words of cheer were spoken Joshua was on the threshold of a new and overwhelming work. He was to take over the leadership of the people of Israel.
These words seem just as appropriate for all of us as we look at the future, and step out by faith. They can help us bear the untried days ahead. First of all, we are faced with the fact that the luminous phases of life are not the only ones that reveal God to us. Unless we accept this fact, our faith will not be strong enough to do us much good. God also speaks in the shadows. True, there is much in life that makes it very easy to believe in God–every golden sunset, every newborn , the quiet beauty of a snowy landscape, the twinkling stars in the night skies, flowers, health, and love.
But this is not the whole of life. Life is not all lift; sometimes it is a heavy load. The music of human experience is not played all in one key. We may experience the major chords of exaltation, courage, and confidence. But there are also times when we must listen to the minor key of sorrow and tears. In a world scarred and battered by endless years of sin it cannot be otherwise. The picture of life has been so distorted that it now includes pain and struggle and hours of barrenness. But to rise above sorrow on wings of faith and belief, to say in one’s heart, “I trust in God, I know He cares for me”–that is the spirit of heroism that ran through the veins of the pioneers of the early Christian church.
Everywhere today there are potential Isaiahs, Pauls, and Peters who can answer God’s command, “Be strong and of good courage.” Will you not join their ranks now? At the end of the way will shine a rainbow of gladness and victory because you believe that when the sun sets it will rise again, that the Lord is with you whithersoever you go.

May the Lord bless you and keep you


Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
18097 posts
3/26/2009 2:40 pm

glad that you enjoyed it pat, cheers

May the Lord bless you and keep you


Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
18097 posts
3/26/2009 2:40 pm

hello drifter, thanks for stopping by, cheers

May the Lord bless you and keep you


kiadan 49F

3/26/2009 4:10 pm

thanks for this Bill very encouraging and yes sun always rises

faith


Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
18097 posts
3/26/2009 7:41 pm

amen faith, thanks for stopping by, cheers

May the Lord bless you and keep you


Godwhispers 63F

3/26/2009 9:16 pm

Hey I had posted on this earlier and when I went to reread it I couldn't find it anymore and now that I have found it my comment isn't on here... ugh... LOL... anyway it's ALWAYS a PLEASURE to come into this SANCTUARY and smell the ROSES... When I read this the scripture Ecc.3:1-8 became so VIVD in my mind... thank you... blessings
Priscilla


Rom. 5:8
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us


Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
18097 posts
3/27/2009 12:42 pm

you are so welcome priscilla, i have heard that from a few of the others that they have commented on my blog only to come back and not find their comment. do not know what is going at bc, hahahaha, cheers

May the Lord bless you and keep you