Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | November 30, 2020

Where Glory Reigns

“So that the genuineness of your faith – more valuable than gold, which perishes though refined by fire – may result in praise, glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” I Peter 1:7 (HCSB)

I woke one Winter morning and heard the sweet sound of robins praising Jesus. Birds colored my yard and the thrill of Spring hit me. The temps for the day soared to 60+. For this non-Winter girl, I was ecstatic. No coat and no gloves – hallelujah; however, my happy was short lived. My one day of Spring, my song birds decorating my lawn, my moment of glory that Winter was leaving – well it ended abruptly with an icy, snow storm within 24 hours. Slid into my driveway and the birds were nowhere to be found. Gone…gone… the unexpected beauty of one moment vanished replaced by the icy chill of the unexpected.

Ever been there when the hope of something long awaited exhilarates our praise? Ever watched a single moment slip through our fingers replaced by the unpredicted, unanticipated sudden jolt of life? Endless happy replaced by glory leaving or was it?

The absence of what we anticipated, longed for and dreamed about can set the stage for wondering and doubts. Disillusionment arrives and questions soar. We get lost in those places…..but we can also find Jesus in those unwanted spaces. Happy is shortlived, but joy stirs deep in the midst of the unexpected. Trusting Jesus grows where unpredicted reigns. Faith stretches large when sudden jolts force us out of our comfort zone. And glory shines brightest when we exchange happy for His joy – the fruit of the one who seeks to praise Him in the dead of Winter or rebirth of Spring.

“Sweet Jesus Your glory reigns in the most unpredictable places – when we choose to release our expectations – inviting You to invade all our spaces – inexpressible joy!”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life


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