Friday, July 30, 2010

The Church Clock

"Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael. When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless." - Genesis 16:16-17:1
A pastor friend of mine had a clock with a steeple on top and a little man underneath. The figurine would continuously pull up and down on his little rope and every hour the clock would "ding".

I commented it was cute but he said it was more than that, it was a representation of life - a whole lot of pulling for one little "ding" each hour!

We think every effort should result in a "ding" but it doesn't work that way, even for the faithful. Look at Abraham - the bible records a 14 year period after the birth of Ishmael where there was nothing recorded, still Abram kept faith.

We, as spiritual children of Abraham, are called to be stay faithful, active, and confident day in and day out knowing God is still at work and that at the right time there will be another "ding!"
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." - 1st Corinthians 15:58

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