This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is all about “Mine” – something that is mine, or brings memories to mind that are mine, or my place to go and think or thwim. I’m thwimming here, I think. This picture represents a position I’ve claimed as my own for many years, but couldn’t decide if I wanted to share it or not. The position, I mean, not the picture.
All my life I’ve been a bona fide, lily-livered, wishy-washy, card-carrying member in good standing of Fence-Riders Anonymous. In fact, I wanted to be president of my chapter, but I couldn’t decide whether to apply. I only got the job because the other members couldn’t decide if they wanted it either, and didn’t want to make anybody hate them for getting it, so they all picked me. Very comfortable perch, for the most part – but the time has come to resign that prestigious position, climb down off the fence, and make a stand. And I’m putting out a challenge to my fellow Fence-Riders: UNITE!! Here’s a trite and true statement – take a stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything. So I’m giving up my perch and taking my stand.
I hate politics. I hate confrontation. I hate lies and slander and misrepresentation and empty promises and unfair treatment and selfish ambitions and misuse of public funds. And I hate being afraid to say I hate these things. Does that make me a hater?
I love Jesus Christ. I love His gentle confrontation when I go astray, and His strong hand that guides me back to where I belong. I love that He fulfills all His promises. They are true and reliable. I love that I can stake my very life on what the Bible says. I love that my soul and spirit and body are totally in His hands, and NOTHING can happen to me that He does not see, and He will help me as I deal with it. Does that make me a lover?
The LORD Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He does not change with the wind or any passing political bias of the day. His mercies never fail. His love never ends.
It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. Lam 3:22-23
He loves me, and He loves you, and His agenda is to accomplish the will of the Father – which is always in the best interests of those He loves. That’s a promise I claim for my own!!
It’s not about me and mine. It’s about Him and His – oh – hey! I am His! And He is mine – so maybe it IS about what’s mine. But I don’t want to keep Him all to myself; He will be yours too, if you want Him. I’ll share!!