Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 ESV
Not long ago we had the fun of driving through Safari Park in Virginia. I loved this photo we got of the zebra with the sign behind him. He stands in the roadway blocking us frim attempting to travel in the wring direction. My father once told me that the middle of the road is the most dangerous place because it is where you are most likely to get run over! In our crazy divided world if we are looking for a safe place to stand for Christ we had could stay home and be quiet. But I believe our very unsafe Lord Jesus would far prefer we follow this fearless Zebra and stand in the middle of the road for Him!
We are always praying for new volunteers to help out at the nursing home ministry. Honey came walking through right in the middle of our service this morning but nobody minded. In fact I ran down from the stage just to get a chance to visit with her and her friend Autumn.
Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! – Psalm 46:10 ESV
Our eight-day trip had been wonderful, yet anything but restful. Living out of suitcases, eating from the food we had packed or from various restaurants, left us with the constant reminder that we were neither at home nor at our destination. But God had a surprise planned and I almost missed it. After the first four days in our hotel room, just as I was packing for the next leg of our adventure, I just happened to look up and then I noticed for the first time a large, framed print. It hung on the wall just above my side of the bed but I had never seen it. There two large words on a white background told me all that God had been trying to tell me for days – “Be Still!”
Have you ever noticed that while we are looking for a detailed message from God about what we should be doing, where we need to be going or why things aren’t working out, that He often gives us something far simpler? While we are preoccupied with the geography of our destination, He is far more interested in the geography of our hearts. And so, I am hearing His answers to my questions –
“Be Still” - I have your family problems in my hands
“Be Still!” - I will be a spring in your dry places.
“Be Still!” - It is more important what I think than the acclaim of people who know you little
“Be Still!” I will be exalted in your life when you stop your fussing and simply know that I am God!