As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9.
Our plans are not always God’s plans….
In His loving care and interest for us, often He who understands us better than we understand ourselves refuses to permit us selfishly to seek the gratification of our own ambition…. Often our plans fail that God’s plans for us may succeed….
In the future life the mysteries that here have annoyed and disappointed us will be made plain. We shall see that our seemingly unanswered prayers and disappointed hopes have been among our greatest blessings.
We are not now sufficiently advanced in spiritual attainments to comprehend the mysteries of God. But when we shall compose the family of heaven, these mysteries will be unfolded before us….
Then much will be revealed in explanation of matters upon which God now keeps silence because we have not gathered up and appreciated that which has been made known of the eternal mysteries. The ways of Providence will be made clear; the mysteries of grace through Christ will be unfolded. That which the mind cannot now grasp, which is hard to be understood, will be explained. We shall see order in that which has seemed unexplainable; wisdom in everything withheld; goodness and gracious mercy in everything imparted. Truth will be unfolded to the mind, free from obscurity, in a single line, and its brightness will be endurable. The heart will be made to sing for joy. Controversies will be forever ended, and all difficulties will be solved.
All that has perplexed us in the providences of God will in the world to come be made plain. The things hard to be understood will then find explanation. The mysteries of grace will unfold before us. Where our finite minds discovered only confusion and broken promises, we shall see the most perfect and beautiful harmony. We shall know that infinite love ordered the experiences that seemed most trying. As we realize the tender care of Him who makes all things work together for our good, we shall rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.
Maranatha p. 321
Prayer Requests
—– Prayer request: please pray that my father will pass peacefully, feeling the presence of God. Thank you, Mary
—–Please pray for Larry that he will recover quickly and that the cancer will not have spread. Also please pray for Brian to have success as he is going on outreach. Rose
Dear Friends,
Choice, what a precious freedom. When God created mankind, He gave them the gift of choice. Only in this way could He really have their love. Only by allowing them the ability to choose, would their adoration have meaning. He did not want them to sin, He gave them the knowledge they needed to make a wise choice. “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Gen 2:16,17
Yet, they spurned His love and disbelieved His promises. “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” 3:6

From that point, death and decay has been in the earth. Sin’s effects have made great changes in our world as well as in us. Yet, our Dear Saviour did not leave us there. He offered Himself to die in our stead. “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:9,10

Today we have a choice to make. We are making choices moment by moment. Who will we choose?

In a life and in death
God provides us hope
In a smile, in a breath
God shows His love

God is Kind
God is True
God is Love

We have a choice, We have a hope
We have a time to decide
Which way to turn, which way to go.
Which path we’ll take, what we’ll behold.

God is Kind
God is True
God is Love

God gives us times, when we need to lean
On His strength to endure
These are the times, that purify
Our souls for Him.

God is Kind
God is True
God is Love.

This is the time to make a choice
Of who will lead your life.
Who will you choose?

God is Kind
God is True
God is Love

God is Kind
God is True
God is Love

Which will you choose?
Which will you choose?

(a song by Esther Marie)

Let us choose to serve the One Who is our Creator. Let us choose to obey Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, Who freely offers us the gift of eternal life. Let us choose to open our heart’s door and let the Dear Saviour come in.


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