Thursday, July 06, 2006

In The Midst

We often think we're the only one in the midst of a trial. We often think we're alone in it.

I know both of these two statements are often true of me. I often, think I'm alone not only in having trails, but that I'm alone in my own personal trail.

To deal with the silly thought that I'm the only one who is feeling the flames of life on this planet, I can simply listen to any other person speak for more than a moment or two. For people always share their troubles if you let them.

To deal with the second statement I need only look into scripture. Today I listened to a message from Woodrow Kroll entitled "The Shepard In The Midst". I encourage you to listen to it yourself, but I'm going to just cover a few scriptures that show that Christ has been and always will be "in the midst" of where we need Him. Be it a valley or a mountain, He is there right in the middle of it.

In the garden He was the Tree of Life in the midst of it.

He was the angel of the Lord in the midst of the burning bush when He spoke to Moses.

He was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego in the midst of the fiery furnace with them.

He is in the midst of the Church.

He will be in the midst of the throne of Heaven when we are there.

This is just a spattering of scripture that shows "where" Christ is in any situation. He's always in the midst, in the middle of it. He is never far from us. We need only look to Him.

1 comment:

Joseph said...

"He was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego in the midst of the fiery furnace with them"

Just a word of encouragement - the fire is a source of purification, the three men had there bonds burned off by that fire and they saw Christ among them - had they been of this world they'd have been burned just like everything else in fire, but they are not of this world - although they be in this world - remember when paul said "it is no longer I who lives but Christ liveth in me" Christ lives inside of us - we are the kingdom of God, in this identity we can no longer be of this world - but we're still in this world, just like those three men are still in that fire - just like you're on your trials - but those trials are there to burn off your bonds.