Joseph is an unlikely hero because he is plunged into a difficult situation that looks bleak and hopeless. He and Mary will be subject to shame and disgrace. How could God be at work for good when things didn’t look good? And yet God’s promise held true – and Joseph trusted the Lord and stood by Mary as they fulfilled God’s plan for their lives.
Elizabeth is an unlikely hero because she is so old. She feels that her time has passed, and that God cannot use her any longer. As her story is about to come to a close, God suddenly intervenes and writes a whole new chapter – the greatest chapter yet! How amazing is God who uses us even when we think we are unusable or that our time has passed. God is the Lord of our past and future.
After considering every aspect of the “Game of Life,” we must remember who is Master of the Board. God has the last move. Ultimately the game will be over, but that is when we see God’s purposes revealed and the life that is to come.
How do we find contentment? Despite having more stuff than any other society, we are still on a quest for more. What if our dissatisfaction over what we have is actually a clue that we are made for something more?
Nov 1, 2015Using the Temporary to Serve the Eternal