Posted by: Diane | January 14, 2013

All The Way My Savior Leads Me

At church, our pastor has been leading the congregation through the Old Testament book,  Isaiah. I greatly appreciate the way Andrew stands at the front, with his bible in his hand, and walks us through the books of the Bible. He is articulate and his ways are simple  –  the body of Christ and the Word of God.

We were looking at Isaiah 40. 1-11 yesterday morning and learning about the comfort that God has for His people. Andrew read, Isaiah 40. 6,7:

A voice says, “Cry out.” And I said,” What shall I cry?” “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass. 

He reminded us that we are all grass. All our glory doesn’t amount to much. God knows how fragile we are.

Then, Andrew made a humorous observation.

He talked about all the interesting names that churches have these days – The Hub, The River, The Meeting Place, The Rock, The Well, The Upper Room, The New Song, The Haven…and then he commented, “We could change our church’s name to, ‘The Lawn’.

It’s SO true. We’re all grass, growing together.

Andrew’s comment made me laugh but it also made me think about the humbling and profound truth of this perspective.  We ARE all grass and we need to dig our roots deeply into what is strong and stabilizing – the Word of God. We can find great comfort in knowing and acting on the truth that the Sovereign God guides, comforts and exalts in His time.

It’s always been God’s plan that we would glorify Him, not ourselves. He leads, we follow.

At the end of the service, we sang a beautiful song, written by Fanny Crosby,(1820 – 1915) one of the most prolific hymnists in history. No one could know the importance of guided steps as much as this woman, who lost her sight at six weeks of age.

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