Friday, November 16, 2012

The Foolishness Of Hiding

A telemarketer phoned a home just as it was time for the evening meal. Little Gordy answered the phone, and in a hushed voice barely above a whisper, said, “Hello.”

Asked the caller, “Is your Mom home?”

“Yes,” came the barely audible answer. “But she’s busy.”

“Well,” he continued, “how about your Dad.”

“He’s here,” said Little Gordy. “But he’s busy, too.”

“Well, what are they doing?” came the next question.

“Looking for me,” he whispered. “I’m hiding because I don’t want to eat dinner because I don’t like fish.”

Little Gordy serves as a reminder to me of how I try to hide from God when He wants me to do something that I think is unpleasant. It could be that I hear of an opportunity to serve Him or see someone in need whom I can help. I know that He’s looking for me to take advantage of this opportunity that is before me. And I know that what He wants me to do is not all that difficult. I also know that sooner or later I am going to have to face Him and admit “what is.”

When God calls us to be His children He also calls us to serve Him. And when He calls us to serve Him, He will provide all that we need and protect us, too.

Prayer: Father, You not only created each of us but have called us by our very own name to do things that only we can do. May we always be ready to hear Your call. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Isaiah 43:1-2 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. (Read more...)

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