Perhaps it may turn out a sang,
Perhaps turn out a sermon.

-- R. Burns Epistle to a Young Friend

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Verse of the Day

For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in.  Psalm 27:10

It’s a very busy day with people in two different corners of the country wanting things done right now.  And that’s not even considering that my daughter-in-law is threatening to drop by while my wife is trying to bake herself a cake and make chili at the same time.  Something will suffer, and I only have time for a quick VOTD.

I remember my granddaughter staying with us one night when she was very small.  As we were watching a version of Heidi, she became agitated and fearful because the little girl had to go live with her grandfather.  She wanted to know what happened to Heidi’s mommy and daddy.  Apparently, the fact that the grandfather was there did little to reassure her.  We do not expect to be rejected by our parents.  This is about the worst thing that can happen.  There must be something dreadfully wrong with us if we are so forsaken and abandoned. 

The psalmist saw beyond the loss of his earthly family.  As painful as it might have been to be so divided, he found solace in the love and acceptance of the Father.  He became a part of the family of God, a relationship and a connection that go deeper than blood and outlast time itself.