Thoughts After Easter

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | April 12, 2021

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,
  loved 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:

O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
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.