An Unexpected Turn of Events

There are times that you are strolling along, minding your own business, when all of the sudden you discover something that hits you at your very core.  You are left speechless, without any way of expressing how you feel, or what this new found information may bring.  It leaves you paralyzed and unable to move.  What is left is a feeling of numbness and uncertainty.  Did I really want to know that?

I received some information that helped put to rest a long time question for me.  I discovered something that proved unsettling and definitely not what I wanted to hear. Truth is truth, and no matter what I wanted, I must eventually settle with what I received.  Life will continue, and my family and friends will always remind me of their devotion and appreciation.

Life is very unpredictable, and often reveals things to us that sinks us to our knees.  It is in the harshest of moments that we are reminded that Christ’s presence does not change. It does not blow in with the wind at its own leisure, but stands by us and commits to a holy presence that will never leave us.  Life is often unstable, but God is not.  It is important that I remember this lesson of absolute stability on days like this.

Today I am grateful for my wife, who calls me through the day to make sure that I am still standing vertically.  I give thanks for the support of my buddy Charlotte.  My goodness, how blessed I was to meet you all of those years ago.  Your friendship continues to be an amazing blessing in my life.

And as I continue to journey through this day of incredible revelations, may I recall in times of weakness this passage from Romans:  “We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us!”  The victory is ours.  God remains our support.  May I never forget that promise.  Praise be to our amazing God, who gives us the victory through His Son.

Published by joekmac

I am a pastor in the United Methodist Tradition. I am the Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Belen in the New Mexico Annual Conference. I am married to Cazandra and have two sons with hemophilia.

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