Thoughts After Easter
As I look back on my professional career and life during this Easter Season many thoughts come to mind. One of my better thoughts was well summarized by Pastor James Smith and I post it here:
Obtained from Grace Gems from a sermon by James Smith on August 28, 1857.
If some of my congregation knew me better, they would love me less.
Yet my heavenly Father . . .
knows me well,
favors me much, and
loves me wonderfully!
O how strange, that God should love a worm, a dung-hill worm–one who . . .
was bred in sin,
felt at home in sin, and
at times felt regret that he was debarred from some sins!
O if God had left me to myself–what would I have been, and what would I have done!
“But by the grace of God–I am what I am!” 1 Corinthians 15:10
Surely, surely, I must say, that divine love and wisdom have planned my path–from first to last.
Amen, Pastor James. I know of what you speak.
And as it was written about 3000 years ago:
1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
3 You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
5 You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.
For the remainder of the thoughts by David in Psalm 139 click here.