In One Day

wp-image-2134640002In one day He changed everything

Maybe it’s a prayer for healing that’s needed.

Maybe it’s a prayer for comfort for the grief that never seems to go away
Maybe its a prayer for a loved one who is in trouble.
Maybe it’s a feeling of being alone and forgotten.
Maybe it’s a prayer for those you’ve never met but have touched your heart and the burden is heavy.
Maybe you wonder if God is really there….
We pray for many things and the answers do not always come quickly.
The prophet Zechariah spoke to the Jewish exiles hundreds of years before the Messiah came.
He encouraged the people to turn to God and continue the work of rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem which had been destroyed.
He encouraged them with visions that assured them of God’s control over everything  and the coming new kingdom of the Messiah.
And then in chapter three these words are recorded;
“Listen, O high priest Joshua and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come:
I am going to bring my servant, the Branch, and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day. (Zechariah 3:8-9)
God kept His promise and answered every prayer on a hill called Golgatha.
In one day He changed the past, present and the future.
Healing, comfort, peace, freedom, acceptance, salvation and redemption made available to everyone.
And He will answer your prayer.
Help us Lord to turn to You in our trouble and need, and to continue the work You have called us to do.
While we wait for that one day when your answer comes.
Thank you Pastor John Lindell for your message on Good Friday that inspired this writing.
I have been blessed, encouraged, and inspired by your ministry.


“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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