Tuesday, December 7, 2010
As I sit in front of the television this morning watching CNN, stories about faulty $100 bills, Wiki leaks, Mrs. Edwards battle with cancer, Washington Democrats lobbying for tax deals, and just the massive drama of the day- my mind began to wonder. I began thinking about how many people profit off of harming, hurting, slandering others. Some people wake up with bad intentions and even find joy in harming others, emotionally, physically, socially, & mentally. As I reached the point of frustration & agitation God calmed me down through the revelation of today's scripture:
You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. Genesis 50:20
This scripture comes from Genesis the last chapter when Joseph is speaking to his brothers who wanted to kill him and then sold him into slavery telling their father he was murdered by a wild animal. Wow, if your life has been anything like mine then you know some people who were once close to you that had bad intentions for you. Therefore Joseph story I understand far to well, but despite the bad intentions of his brothers Joseph is not angry because he understands that God keeps us in spite of others ill-intent. Friends trust that no matter who has bad intentions toward you today, God is covering you to accomplish great things.
Dear God enable each one of us to see the bigger picture and trust in you even in desperate situations, in Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Be Well, P.J.