I don’t know about you, but I believe in the Divine guidance of a person’s steps. I’ve experienced it in my own life. To put it another way, I don’t believe, that as Christians, we are placed in situations by chance or by accident. We serve a loving God who directs our paths (Psalm 23:3).
Earlier this week, I stumbled onto a powerful quote from theologian, Charles Spurgeon. He said, “Remember this, had any other condition been better for you than the one in which you are, Divine Love would have put you there.”
This example of Divine Love is displayed in the Gospels, as the storyline of Jesus and His disciples unfolds before us. Over and over again, He demonstrates long-suffering love and compassion as the twelve struggle to wrap their finite human minds around his infinite mission and its ultimate, salvific goal. Jesus masterfully directed their steps as they grew in their relationship with him, lovingly correcting and rebuking as necessary.
Consider the gravity of this statement in Luke’s Gospel: “Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.” (Luke 10: 23-24)
Human history had been waiting for the coming Messiah for thousands of years. In that time, perhaps millions of people had come and gone, and now Jesus was telling this group, “Pay attention, you’re watching history in the making.”
Divine Love called each of the twelve to a mission much larger than themselves. That same Divine Love has called you too. Regardless of whether we comprehend the purpose behind our placement, the reality is that we are here, in this place, for a reason. Spencerville Church is blessed to have YOU as part of our family.
My prayer for you is that God will reveal His purpose to you, and that the Holy Spirit will move on your heart to act. “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see,” and blessed is the opportunity that each of us has been given to make an eternal difference in this community.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://spencervillechurch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/jas-headshot.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Jason Lombard, Associate Pastor at Spencerville Church in Silver Spring, MD. On Twitter? Follow Jason @jasonrlombard.[/author_info] [/author]