God's Ways Are Not Always Our's
Christ is omnipresent - wherever I may be, whatever I may have planned that is not working out! It's sometimes necessary to pray along with King David, Restore to me the joy of YOUR salvation. Help me to see it, even though things are not necessarily how I thought they ought to be. This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Offering a "sacrifice of praise" is an exercise in receptivity to His grace anywhere. Think about the apostles bound hand and foot, jailed after receiving a sound beating for preaching Jesus and the Gospel. At midnight - the darkest hour - they sang praises! Can you imagine? Even when it's raining on the American parade, maybe we can do this? Just a thought that's here with me today.