- Ezekiel 1:3 (NKJV) …the word of the Lord came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the River Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was upon him there.
As you may know, Sonja and I are in a major transition time in our lives. After almost 20-years of being privileged to serve the great Fort Mill Church of God as pastors and after serving as pastors for 36-years (our entire lives together) we are now moving to an entirely new and different type of ministry.
While we are at peace that we are in the center of God’s will I must admit there are still many mixed emotions and uncertainties.
However, the above verse ministered to me today (and hopefully to you also). Ezekiel found himself in a similar (though far worse) situation. God had sent him to a foreign land with strange customs and pagan ways, far away from all that was familiar and comforting. Yet (you must get this), “the hand of the Lord was with him there.”
Remember this and count on it: When you move God moves with you; He will never forsake you or leave you but go with you all the way.
Maybe you are feeling like a stranger in a foreign land today and maybe you needed to be reminded of that.
And by the way, recently I read a prayer by a pastor of yesteryear (Joseph Parker, 1830-1902) and he made this statement which touched me so much; he prayed, “Wilt Thou look graciously upon the strangers that are within our gates and grant them a home blessing.”
That is my prayer and wish for you today…
- The ONE THING for today: May God grant you a “home blessing.”