A Glimpse of Grace

It's a Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Ecclesiastes 3:11
1 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

I left the house yesterday and it was raining and cold. Travelled to visit some parishioners and it was snowing and by the end of the day it was a beautiful sunshiny day and I had my car window open. Cruel, Crazy Beautiful World.

I am amazed at how many times things can change, sometimes for the better, and sometimes not. We can be going along, full-steam ahead, and then hit some imagined brick wall and be stopped and stuck. Sometimes it feels like we can climb a mountain. At other times, we are in a valley as deep and as dark as the Black Canyon of Gunnison. Cruel, Crazy, Beautiful World.

It is sort of like having four seasons…. Summer is warm and beautiful: Autumn is cool, and you get to pull out your letter jacket; Winter is snow and freezing and time for skiing and sledding: Spring is wetter and flowers start peeking up from the ground. That is, if you see things in a beautiful way. If you see the seasons in a cruel way you see sunburn, raking all those dang leaves, frostbite and flooding. See the difference? It is a perspective thing.

God never promised it was going to be easy. Sometimes He sent quails, other times locusts. Sometimes He parted the waters, sometimes he sent a flood. Sometimes He lifted people up to the heavens, and at some time, He lifted His own Son on a cross.

But the incredible and awe-inspiring truth that runs in the middle of all of this is that God never left them alone, no matter how cruel, or how crazy, or how beautiful it was!

And He will never leave you either! When it gets cruel, He will carry you…. when it gets crazy, He will walk beside you…when it is beautiful, He will fill you with his grace and mercy. All you need to do is to give Him all things, all the time. Allow Him to make everything beautiful in it’s time so that you may see the fullness of God’s incredible love for you!

It is a cruel, crazy and beautiful, but our God has hold of the entire thing, and with all I can muster, I will continue to put my faith in Him!

Be Well, Do Good Work...and
Be Blessed Like Crazy!
Pastor Perry
Destination Church and Ministries
website: DestinationOnline.org

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Pastor Perry