Friday, June 6, 2014

The Tie

We had a pastor who would throw his tie over
his shoulder when he departed from the prepared
text. A few times his tie went from the right
shoulder to the left shoulder and then we knew he
had really strayed and it was anyone's guess as to
what was coming! Yesterday I used a verse from
Ecclesiastes three eleven. I have quoted this
line many times without actually looking it up.
I have now departed from Psalm 139.

My take: "God makes all things beautiful in its time."
It reads: "God has made all things beautiful..."

Has made is past tense. How odd.

Has made in Hebrew comes from a root word:
To do or make in the broadest sense. Accomplish,
advance, become, fashion, maintain, perform,
prepare, surely, thoroughly.

It appears to me that God has made everything
beautiful at a prior point, maybe even before
creation? That the beauty He all ready established
will become apparent at the appointed time. Here
are two scriptures to make you think:

"...he chose us in him before the foundation of
the world." (Ephesians 1:4)

"...the Lamb slain from the foundation of the
world." (Revelation 3:18)

Reader, what if everything was finished before it
began? If that is true, then we cannot mess up
God's plans or purposes through our failure! Does
this not free you to enjoy Him and all He has

Thankfulness Corner:
The cool breeze from the window on a sunny day.

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