foolish and slow of heart

By: snowgood

May 09 2017

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Category: Faith, Jesus, Life

1 Comment

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Like a sucker I’ve delved into the next Leithen book, only to find he’s hit 58 and wondering what to do with the rest of his life.

A man of Calvanistic beliefs wrestles with the big questions of life, “What’s next? Time to re-locate? Time to retire”?

It strikes a chord. Especially as I’m fifty eight!

“Our hero” is evidently a faithful believer, but find his mind riddled with questions, as he grapples with the best course forward.

So I have an inward chuckle as I reflect on a seemingly innocuous event from my day at work in Canterbury.

During my lunch-break I walked into town.  I marvelled at the Blackcap singing from the dense vegetation, delighted in the cockiness of a Grey Wagtail, and looked at the crystal clear waters.

Despite my weariness and my sling I felt a sense of well being permeating into my soul.

Then there were the cafe’s to ponder, a fancy hotel, an of all things a prominently placed Christadelphian “Church”.

Then the path spued me out onto a busy thoroughfare, with students encouraging tourists to take a boat trip, and others selling street food.

Two large “Sail Banners” invited folk to accept prayer for healing.  I was curious, but kept on walking.

After my circuit I chastised myself for being so slow to come forward, and seek help.

Why should I be so cautious as to berate myself for not letting mother nature heal me over the next 6 weeks?

I looked out for the “Churches Together” banners confident that I would indeed ask for prayer.

But they were gone.

An opportunity missed.

Was I an unbelieving believer, or just like the early disciples on the Emmaus Road?

And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

Luke 24: 25- 27

Muppet! I’d thrown away a chance to healed.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.

Isaiah 55:8

Since then I’ve mentally kicked my own backside.

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One comment on “foolish and slow of heart”

  1. No need to beat yourself up. Forgive yourself! Father, holy is your name. Trauma and pain leave. In the name of Jesus, be healed. By the stripes of Jesus, you are healed! Nothing is impossible, when we put our faith in God. Thank you for your healing touch. Amen


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