Saturday, June 19, 2010

Putting your money where your mouth is

Ezra, we read this morning, did not want a royal escort for the dangerous journey from Babylon to Jerusalem. He says,
I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him. 23So we fasted and besought our God for this: and he was intreated of us.
It is our great privilege to prove the goodness of God in the midst of this trial, with so many concerned about us, and Pads especially. But, like Ezra, we do not take God's help for granted and continue to seek him, 'looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.' It is wonderful how many have joined hands with us in this.
Today, with his back and op sites still sore, he was yet well enough for a walk in the park and visited Ysgol Mynydd Bychan's summer fayre. It was lovely how the staff were especially pleased to see him and offer their words of encouragement.

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