Vicar’s Message – February 2013
Dearly beloved in Christ,
Greetings in the name of our lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Let us thank Lord for all His Blessing and guidance. This month I would like to share a few thoughts from Psalms 17. Three words summarize David’s cry in Psalms 17. The first word is hear .Hear me Lord, my plea is just listen to my cry (v.1).David was saying I want the Lord to hear me, because my heart is right. You have tested my heart (V.3). When did God do that, you have visited me in the night. The dark times of life are when God proves us. He also proves Himself to us if we let Him, when you are going through the darkness, when the night has come, when you can’t see any light, remember, He is proving you and Proving Himself to you. God knew that David’s heart was right, “Hear a just cause O Lord” (V.1). Remember, when you are in darkness, When you are in danger, when you are facing difficulties God will hear you.
The second key word is hold. Uphold my steps in your paths that my footsteps may not slip.(V.5).David wasn’t simply standing still, doing nothing. He was on the move, when we are in the darkness we move one step at a time as the Lord directs us. We don’t just sit still and wonder. What is going to happen next? David was saying, “God I am going to get moving, you have got to hold me up. Direct me I don’t want to slip and fall. Jude must have been known this verse, He wrote now to Him “who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you faultless before the presence of His Glory with exceeding joy”(Jude:24)
The third word is Hide. Keep me as an apple of your eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings (V.8). A shadow is not good protection, but if it is the shadow of the god’s wing, we can depend on it. The wings of the cherubim in the Holy of Holies. David was saying I am coming to the very throne of God. , please hide me and hold me and hear me, God replied David I will do it, I am going to carry you through your dark times
Everyone must face dark times God allows times to testify because He uses them to accomplish His purposes. God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purposes (Rom.8; 28).Are you facing difficulty today Remember, our God is faithful. He will hear you and direct you through the darkness let Him prove you and give Him an opportunity to prove Himself to you
May God Almighty Bless us All