Scripture of the day: "...and the books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the book of life." ~Revelations 20:12
The Book of Life
Our lives are like Books in God's vast library of time.
They begin with our birth and every event is recorded on a sacred line.
As we grow and mature or work through each crisis one by one,
we can rest quite assured there's a chapter in our Book that is done.
But if we stumble in the middle and aren't sure of the way we should turn,
we can raise our eyes to Heaven and know God is trying to teach what we should learn.
For remember that the Lord has already read our Book from start to end.
He's memorized each line, so He knows where we'll stumble or we'll sin.
When you're stuck in Chapter 12 and feeling torn apart as if it's all in vain,
turn your eyes toward the Heavens and lift your prayers to Him, in Jesus' name.
For He's a loving God who say's we'll never walk through this Book alone.
So stretch out your hand to Him and know He hears your every whimper, cry and moan.
Remember when Joseph prayed from the darkness of his lonesome prison cell, for God to release him from the injustice of his own personal hell?
Surely Joseph thought this time must have been near the ending of his Book.
But if you've forgotten the role he played years later, then take another look.
For Joseph wasn't finished. In fact, his Book had really just began.
And God, in His knowledge of the plot, put Joseph in a position to command.
And don't forget the story of all the suffering and pain of poor old Job,
who said bravely, "When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as purest Gold."
God takes His gold and melts it in the hottest of any other smelting pot,
to make it pure and refined, to be the very best that He has got.
So, open your eyes and your heart and reverently take a long and silent look. And keep in mind that God above knows the beginning, every page, and the end of your book.
Copyright 2001, Ferna Lary Mills
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