神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16).

In Times Like These

作者: 翻译:Elaina 来源:基督时报2020年06月12日 08:54

In Psalms 137 many Jews had been taken incaptivity to Babylon. Separated from their place of worship, especially theTemple, they sat down and said (verse 4) “How shall we sing the Lord’s song ina foreign  land?” They had to learn new ways of worship and God blessedthem even in Babylon. As God taught Israel to be His people in a differentsituation their faith was strengthened. When they eventually returned toJerusalem their faith was stronger than when they left. Their adversity taughtthem much about God and what it means to be His people. They did learn new waysof worship and so can we. God is where we are and not limited to a building orspecific methods of worship. 

In Acts 16 there is a story of Paul and hishelpers being beaten and put in prison at Philippi. They could have been sadand dejected but instead they turned the jail into a place of worship. Theybegan singing praises to God worshipping God where they were. We can learn fromPaul and others in the New Testament how God uses our circumstances to show uswho He is. Wherever we are God is with us to bless us and teach us new ways toserve and honor Him. 

After Paul and Silas worshipped in prisonGod moved in a great way to manifest His power. An earthquake shook the jailand destroyed it. Paul preached in prison and the jailer and his family weresaved and baptized.  God is not limited to a place or time or even aspecial way to show us who He is. So let us rejoice, worship, and servewherever we are and God will show us His love and His power in ways we cannotimagine.

Ron Winstead

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