Friday, March 02, 2012
Temporary Pit People
I dread the pits. It’s nearly impossible to see anything at all good in the pits, especially at first. Besides my own pit experiences, I think of Joseph, whose brothers threw him into one, and dragged him out only to sell him into slavery. I think of Daniel, Elijah, Paul, David, Naomi and Jonah, to say nothing of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, and lots of others. Except for Jesus, I’ll wager that not many of them thought, “And this is for the glory of God.” But that’s how their pit days worked out.
Most of us don’t think of ourselves as being in the same league with those people because they made it into the Bible. They’re in God’s show! But I’m convinced that God is orchestrating His show in our day too, and that it includes you, God’s leading man or woman. . .along with a whole bunch of other leading men and women. Even me.
Jesus is pretty good at getting out of deep and dark places—the pit won’t last or win. But because He is in there too, you will.
P.S. I know the pits quite well. Frankly, He has met me there better than most anywhere else—at least as far as I'm concerned. I'll help you in yours if you'll help me in mine. Deal?