Thursday, November 8, 2012

Blessed is He Who Watches

Watching for Daddy -- photo courtesy of Marissa Nicole Photography
I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven. As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy.  Psalm 123:1-2
Psalm 123 offers a beautiful affirmation of God's sustaining power.
. . . Our eyes wait upon the Lord our God until that he have mercy upon us. . .
We find dual meanings in the Scriptures about "watching". We are watching in
faith knowing that God is about to bring salvation to our situations. 
As we know all too well, dreadful circumstances can come upon us as suddenly as a thief, knocking us off our earthly foundations and destroying our world as we know it. 
Behold, I come as a thief, Blessed is He that watches.  Revelation 16:15a
Circumstances can be disappointing, at worst devastating.  The longer we look at the problems and hardship, the more discouraged we become.  Fear will flood our hearts and minds; sadness and sorrow will come in a torrent. If we can but lift up our eyes to Him. . .
Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord: for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.   Psalm 25:15
And we are watching for the promise of His return.  
Our Lord, Jesus Christ, will return one day.  Scripture refers to His coming again.  He himself told us that He would come again (John 14).  As Christians we look forward to that day. 
And we want to be ready. 
In faith we lift up our eyes to Him, our hope and our deliverer. 
Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when He comes shall find watching. Luke 12:37a 
Glorious sunrise
I'm happy you have visited the blog today.  I hope that together we can encourage each other to look to the Lord.  May His mercy and grace be with you. 
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