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Life Holds Surprises

By Don Loftis | 02.18.15

As most of you know, I really like snow (though a move to Boston is not in my plans).  This past Sunday night I went to bed expecting to awaken to a very significant “snow event.”  My last visit was still predicting up to ten inches.  What a surprise to have an inch of sleet and freezing rain topped by 1/8 of an inch of snow.

Sometimes life’s events pose pleasant surprises.  We receive an unexpected rebate check or have our cholesterol numbers unexpectedly drop back into the normal range.  We get a call from a college friend who seemingly had disappeared for two decades.

At other times the surprises startle, disappoint or crush us.  Who hasn’t gotten a late night call about a critical illness a loved one was facing?  We may be surprised by a financial recession, a blown motor, a cancelled flight, or a moral lapse by a spouse.

In a world of uncertainty, it is reassuring to know that we can completely trust the promises of God.  “I will never leave you or forsake you” — NO SURPRISE.  “If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again” — NO SURPRISE.  “Seek first His kingdom of heaven and His righteousness, and all of these things will be added to you” — NO SURPRISE. “If we walk in the Light as He Himself is the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His son, cleanses us from all sin” — NO SURPRISE.

The world offers surprises and uncertainty, but the Lord offers certainty and assurance.  Let’s put our trust in the only one who is completely trustworthy.


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