If you are a servant of God you will know just how amazing and funny He can be. The Lord always knows ahead of time the challenges that we are going to face, the journey that we are going to traverse. He tries to prepare us ahead of time, but we have to be aware and plugged in, we have to have our eyes on Him. As I have looked back over the last few months, I can see what God was doing, things are making sense like they didn’t before.
This week has been a dark journey. There have been a few days this week, moments where I took my eyes off of God and fell into the “Slough of Despair”.
This week, even amidst the chaos, we were reminded of God’s love and His concern. As a distraction, Berry and I were determined to do school regardless of the circumstances. On Wednesday we started “Little Pilgrims Progress“: from John Bunyan‘s Classic adapted by Helen Taylor. I have read the original Pilgrim’s Progress and loved it. This is the first time I have read “Little Pilgrim’s Progress”.
This morning’s reading really spoke to my heart. God was reaching down and once again reminding me of His love.
This excerpt is from Chapter 5, Help Finds Little Christian:
But, just at that moment, a boy named Help, who was one of the King’s servants, came near to the Slough and saw poor little Christian struggling in the mire. Help was a kindhearted boy, and he ran at once to see what he could do for the child. “How did you fall in?” he asked, but little Christian could not tell him…”Didn’t you see the stepping-stones?” “No, I was talking to Pliable, and we were not looking at the ground.”…”Well, don’t be frightened. I shall be able to reach you in a minute. The King will always take care of you. I wondered why He sent me over the plain today, but it was because He knew you would need me. Take hold of my hand, and put your foot here. There! You are quite safe.”…”How long will it take me to there?” “I can’t tell you that; for some people the journey is longer than for others. But if you love and obey the King, He will be sure to guide you to the City at the right time. Now I must go. If you are frightened again, cry to the King, and He will hear you.”
The last portions are the words that spoke the loudest to me. …if you love and obey the King, He will be sure to guide you… When we cry out to our Abba Father, He is faithful to come to us, to send others to us, and lift us up out of our sorrow, our grief, our unbelief. He loves us and He will use whatever circumstances or book, and maybe even a talking animal to get our attention!