Surprises

Posted: September 23, 2013 in World On The Edge

When we trust in God, He will surprise us. When we let go, like the small child standing on the pool’s edge, and jump into our Father’s arms; he will not only catch us, he will teach us to swim.

God’s surprises come in a myriad of ways, and at unexpected times. Sometimes He surprises us through people—especially after, in our narrow-mindedness, we judge a person to be only what we think they are, what they appear to be on the outside.

We have our own ways of judging someone—our first impressions: how they’re dressed, how attractive they are, how they speak, smell, or walk.  We don’t see a child of God, made in His image. We see someone who is different from our own image of what a person should be. And sometimes, we pompously see someone who’s ‘in our way.’ And so, we circumvent them, and never get to know what they may have had to offer–maybe the surprises God has in mind.

Jesus, Himself, tells us that there’s not much sense in this sort of response by people stuck in their own ideas. In Luke 7:31-35, He asks: “To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like?  They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other:  “‘We played the pipe for you,   and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.  For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’  The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’  But wisdom is proved right by all her children.”

True  wisdom is to TRUST in God. Trust is always the answer.

If Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, turned five loaves and two fishes into enough to feed five thousand, with leftovers; then we can trust him to surprise us again? Trust Him to surprise us personally? Trust Him to do much more than we can imagine?

Because we can only imagine the ways God will surprise us with His love. So, love Him. Trust Him. Let Him do His work in you.

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