[The Glory Unveiled]
If we say, ‘We’ll go into the city’—the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let’s go over to the camp of the Arameans and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die.” ( 2 Kings7:4 )
The past is certain, it is the past. Everything that happened had already happened and nothing can change from the past. And for the present, nobody can narrate the events of another person’s present circumstances better than themselves and again everyone knows whether they want to remain in their “today” forever or whether they are discontented. But the future, it is a blank cheque. We can write possibilities on it or impossibilities. We can make what we want the future to look like by making the choices that are consistent with that future. Four lepers (outcasts of their civilization) were faced with a crisis that was common to their nation; famine. There was no food in their home country so they decided to make a move. They became frustrated with the politics of their time that promised much but delivered nothing. And instead of the favorites of the society, the influential people finding a way to fix it, these four lepers decided to take matters into their own hands. They invented an ideological approach that paved way for them to access what God had packaged for the nation. They decided not to stay in their home nation because they knew its fate. And even when they got to the threshold of breakthrough, they still didn’t stay there, they decided to move forward instead. They understood that what lies ahead of them was two possibilities instead of one; the only one they were accustomed to in their home. Beloved, sometimes the solution we seek lies beyond our current location and all we need to do is to move forward in hope.
Prayer Bead: Jehovah Jireh, Omnipotent God, thank you for teaching me to plunge forward in the direction of your provisions for me. Amplify my efforts to the praise of your name.
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