Pearcey Report

Pearcey Report

Monday, January 26, 2009

In the midst of seeming chaos

Isaiah 26:3


What a word for saints in these times!


What a word for me!


One of my “failings” is in an attempt to keep abreast of what is happening.  ‘Course, the assessments are generally from those of an “alien” worldview, whether Christian or non-Christian.


Such readings tend to discourage, til one is drawn back to Isaiah 26:3.


The prophet was speaking to a demonstrably rebellious nation who, time and time again, ignored and spurned the admonitions of God.


Finally, the hammer fell, and Wow!, did it ever fall!


Still, God was in control effecting all things in accord with His sovereign plan.


And, as the writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us, “everything is beautiful in his time”.


My problem is looking at this chaos in terms of my ‘time”.  From my “time”, it ain’t so beautiful!


And, aye, there’s the rub!


Isaiah 26:4 tends to re-focus one’s attention.


Chaos?  Humanly speaking, sure.


But, in terms of God’s overall scheme of things, “everything is beautiful in its time”.

As Jesus inquired of Mary, "believest thou this"

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