Columbus, disheartened and discouraged, on his way home from the court of Spain, stopped at the gate of a Franciscan convent near Palos and asked for bread and water for his child. The prior of the convent called together a company of mariners and had them listen to the dream and vision of Columbus. This was followed by another, and successful, appeal to the court of Spain. Within two years, the ships of Columbus were anchored off the shores of San Salvador. A chance stop at a convent door led to the discovery of a new continent.
In Psalm 84:1 – 3, there are three titles for God
“Lord of hosts;” “living God;” and “my King and my God,” all speaking of how the sovereignty of God directs the details of our lives.
There are many incalculables in life. We can never really know what one day may bring forth.
Pharaoh dreamed dreams, which led to the exaltation of Joseph. Saul goes out to look for his father’s lost donkeys, and comes back anointed king. Ruth went out to glean in the fields, met Boaz, the owner. They later married, becoming the parents of a great destiny, on the human side, of Jesus Christ.
“The massive gates of circumstance turn upon the slightest hinges of chance.” - Anonymous
“Careless seems the great Avenger; history’s pages but record,
One death-grapple in the darkness ‘twixt old systems and the Word;
Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,
Yet that scaffold sways the future, and behind the dim unknown,
Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above His own.” - James Russell Lowell
“God has secret plans; and what He’ll do we’ll find out when it happens.
We’ll leave things in His hands and cast all our cares on Him, for it’s His cause that is at stake, and He will advance it” (Martin Luther).
Pastor David Arnold
Gulf Coast Worship Center
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