Read 1 Kings 8:22-30
“And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart” (v. 23).
The story is told of a traveler who came upon the great Mississippi River one winter evening. He saw that it was frozen over and wondered if it might be able to hold him. He crept carefully to the edge of the river and then proceeded cautiously on his hands and knees hoping he could slowly make his way to the other side. As he inched along, he was startled by the sound of a horse-drawn sleigh barreling across the ice with a load of coal. No doubt the man flushed with embarrassment as he realized his fear of breaking through was unfounded.
Sometimes we are guilty of looking at the promises of God like this man viewed the solid ice. We are reluctant to trust Him fully with our problems, cares, and uncertainties. When we look back at the history of the Christian faith, we clearly see that the heavy loads our forefathers endured have proven time and time again that our God is enough. (Daniel Edwards)
I’m so glad I learned to trust Him,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.
— Louisa M. R. Stead
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Photo Credit: "Frozen River Halladale, Melvich" by jack_spellingbacon used under CC BY 2.0 / Cropped.