Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Our life is a pilgrimage and many of us had gone through tough times, for all of life has its difficult stretches. Instead of being led through sunny meadows, those who make this pilgrimage will have to face the rugged roads of struggle, the steep hills of hardship, and the lonely paths of toil and sacrifice. Many things that take place today cause us to be disquieted, dismayed and discouraged, but God’s Word reminds us that He is still on His throne and carry us to the needs of our times.
The famous 19th century British preacher Henry Moorhouse had a daughter who had a physical disability. One day he came home with a package, and when he was about to carry it upstairs, she said: “Let me carry the parcel, Daddy.” He said, “But how can you, my little daughter who cannot even walk, carry the parcel?” “Daddy, I will carry the parcel, and you will carry me.” Dear friends, God does something like that for us when we need help. We carry the load but find ourselves being carried. God assured Paul in his weakness “My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness”.
Riding the circuit in Illinois once, when heavy rains had flooded the rivers, some of the lawyers who accompanied Lincoln were in great anxiety about how they could cross the Fox River. In reply to their appeal, Lincoln said, “I have often crossed the Fox River at all times of the year and in all kinds of weather, but I never cross the Fox River until I come to it.” Do not try to cross your rivers until you reach them, but have faith to believe that when you reach them God will help you to cross them. Let us learn the art of living a day at a time, depending on God for the strength we shall need. Let us follow the timely advice of Augustine: “Trust the past to the mercy of God, the present to His Love, and the future to His Providence.”
God bless you.
In His Service,