Five Minute Friday : SURPRISE

Five Minute Friday : SURPRISE

Five Minute Friday : SURPRISE

Today I’m writing along with many bloggers at Five Minute Friday on the topic SURPRISE.

 

God promised Abraham that he would be a great nation. No surprise there. He felt blessed and hopeful. However, several years had gone by and the child wasn’t born yet. And then one day the angels came bearing good news that in few months he will be a father. (Genesis 18) Promise fulfilled at an unexpected moment.

We know the story of how Joseph was treated by his older brothers and sold to the Ishmaelites. Later Joseph was raised to the position where he had the power to destroy his brothers for what they had done to him. His brothers were afraid of the same (Genesis 50:15) but the element of surprise is when Joseph asked them to not be afraid “..you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.” Genesis 50:20 Forgiveness granted at an unexpected moment.

Bible is full of incidents like these that are page turners, with moments of unexpected truths. The chiefest of all is the picture of the King on the Cross! For your sins and mine, he bled and died. At that moment when the criminal said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” Jesus said to him, Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” Luke 23: 42,43 Grace at an unexpected moment.

Idea shared by my loving husband Clayton 🙂

 

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I enjoy learning from God’s word, it amazes me, the wisdom and treasures of God and the way He reveals them to me day after day in a profound manner. In this space I share with you what I’ve learnt through my time with the Word. I earnestly believe that learning alone isn’t sufficient but walking in the word is crucial in a believer’s life. As much as I desire to walk in the word, it’s not always easy. My hope is to encourage you, my dear friend, in your walk with God with words that He has used to strengthen my own walk with Him.

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