Repost for January 27, 2023.
I like to “announce” big presents. See that cup with the saxophone handle? That’s what I gave my daughter Jessica before giving her, 3 days later, a real blue saxophone. The excitement was through the roof. She was checking the Amazon delivery truck schedule daily. Multiple times daily. I like to “announce” vacations. I guess it’s like gender reveal parties but for, well, everything. We don’t get this from just anyone. G-d loves to announce His moves ahead of time. Actually, the book of Amos says that G-d does no do anything unless He first reveals it to His servants, the prophets. The thought that prophecy is dead then makes no sense. It would mean G-d had stopped moving. The more I walk with Him, the more I realize that He knows everything, everything, everything. I remember one day, He told me during prayer time how many times I was going to drop food on the floor that day. Crazy, eh? Then when we consider that the Psalms say the steps of a good man are ordered by the L-rd, it gives me great hope. Extraordinary faith. He really does know what is going to happen. He says it’s going to be okay. No, but really. He says in Romans 8 that everything that happens to a believer is for their good. He knows. And it’s you, Calebs and Joshuas, that He wants to move into the Promised Land. Why? You believed then. You believe now. You will always believe. To me you are the modern day heroes of what G-d is doing in His last chapter on earth. Go forth. Multiply. Make disciples. All nations. And all that jazz. Hmmm. Saxophones.