As my pastor was closing our service today, he said a line that could have been to many, just a throw away line. To me however, it jumped out at me. He preached this morning on the life of Isaac, and talked about some of his failures as a man, and as a father. I can certainly identify with that. But as my pastor was closing, in relation to those failures, he said, “but God redeemed those messes”. As I was sitting there, reflecting on the sermon, reflecting on my life, I couldn’t help but think of all the times that I, like Isaac, have taken my eyes off of God. I couldn’t help but think of the times that I have leaned on my own understanding, leaned on my own abilities, stopped trusting God, even seeking God, and ultimately made a mess of things. But you know what? God has, and does redeem those messes.
Thank You Lord that you do redeem the messes in my life, and this morning you spoke to me through a “thick southern accent”. 🙂
“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!” -Job 19:25-27