R's Commonplace Book

Tag: reality

Nothing we can touch or feel
Or see or climb or plumb is real;
The ground gives way, the mountains quake —
God, give me what can’t fall or shake.

Great point by Ron T. in the last line:

Elisabeth, an older woman who looked on her life as one not blessed by God because she had no child (or no children) to raise and nurture. She may not have considered her and her husband (Zacharias) as cursed, but it is more than likely she saw herself and them as not blessed (cf. Deut. 7:14: You shall be blessed above all peoples. There shall not be male or female barren among you or among your livestock. ESV). She was very much on the Lord’s mind (as was her husband) and she was very much in the Lord’s good graces. It goes to show (teach) that reality as one thinks of it in her life may not be reality at all.

God may change our status, situation, condition, circumstance in a moment, in the blinking of an eye.

Oh, Lord, I believe!

“… complacent, uncaring sinners in a world of make-believe.” Comment on Amos 9.10 in 21st Century edition of New Bible Commentary. Not a few people still living in a make-believe world. May God help us see reality.

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