"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: July 3

"For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust" ~ Psalm 103:14
Perhaps your sorrow has already come. Perhaps a second sorrow has come upon the first. Perhaps there seems no end to sorrow and you feel as though your very heart will crumble if help does not come. Perhaps your sorrow is still up ahead.

One thing we must accept. And that is that none of us is immune to sorrow. None of us is immune to suffering. None of us is immune to tragedy and grief.  "Jesus wept."

We are not immune. We do not weep, however, simply because Jesus wept. If you, in your weeping, find little or no consolation in the fact that He wept too, look at it this way: Jesus wept because He became perfectly human. He does not force us to weep because He wept. He wept because there is weeping in all human life. He was identifying himself completely with us. He was partaking of our life so that we could partake of His. He knew we were dust, because He created us. He did not need, for His own understanding to become man but He needed to become man so that we could understand His heart. He knew that we would know His heart, if He "got in this thing" with us! God became a man in Jesus of Nazareth. He knows. And be very, very sure that ---

" ... he remembereth that we are dust."

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