Vicar’s Message – June 2013
Dearly beloved in Christ,
Greetings in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Hear me, Hold me, Hide me, in Psalms 17 we can see these three words. These are the words of David’s cry in Psalms 17.The first word is hear. “Hear a just cause, O Lord attend 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, when did God did that? You have visited me in the night. The dark times of life are when 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. 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 path, 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 darkness, we move one step at a time the Lord directs us. We don’t just sit still and wonder what is going to happen next. David was saying, O 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 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 1:24).
The third word is hide. “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings” (Ps.17:8). A shadow is not good protection. But if it is the shadow of God’s wings, we can depend on it. What wings did David refer to? 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 time. Everyone must face dark times. God allows times of testing because He uses them to accomplish His purposes. Are you facing a difficulty today? Remember, God is faithful. He will hear you and direct you through the darkness. Let Him prove you, and give Him opportunity to prove Himself to you
May God Almighty Bless us all