We can become like the Israelites in captivity or the disciples who sat at the foot of the cross and watched the life of Jesus slowly slip away. “Has God rejected his people? By no means!” But “Who will rescue” us? “Who then can be saved?” Jesus’ answer, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Three days after his crucifixion Jesus rose from the grave. “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
I believe the one who leads us astray most often is ourselves. We get so focused on what we are looking for that we fail to even notice those things that God would have us focus on. To borrow the words of Professor Zajoc, we need that “inner light,” but in this case the light we require is that of the Holy Spirit.
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