I don't particularly like baseball, but I have noticed somewhere during the game in progress, there is always a man with a small broom sweeping the dust from the home base.
I got to thinking Sometimes students get by in school by sweeping dust. It is called cramming, skimming the pages for information that will help you to just get by and past the pending exam. We do it as students of the Word of God. You skim the pages for answers to give that friend, who knows you as a Christian and fills confident you will have the answer to their question. You get out your bible and dust off the surface and give a “God loves you and I do too” answer.
You will never find hidden treasures by sweeping dust. If you want to be a student of God’s word (that is to gain wisdom and understanding of who God is and how you fit into His plan) it will require a little digging. John 5:39 You will find the more you dig, the more riches you will discover. (Jeremiah 29:13)
The gems of truth and encouragement from God’s word will be the very strong hold you may need to share with someone who has lost their way, or to get you safely through a pandemic with confidence that God is still in control.
The word of God holds for you Light- you don’t have to stubble about wondering what I should do or which way should I go (Psalm 119: 105, John 8:12). Hope -God has a wonderful future planned for you (Jeremiah 29:11). Wisdom for the asking (James 1:5) and Salvation -the blessed hope of all (Ephesians 2:8,9; John 5:24).
So put away that little broom and get to digging. The truths you excavate will give you faith to stand in the power of God till the end of the game!
We may be restricted from our one on one contact and our sanctuary worship services, but we stay connected through personal calls, texting, conference calls and Facebook . We WILL stay encouraged and uplifted during these unusual and stressful times.