Today, while reading Judges 2, I was reminded of many things. As the memories continue to come into my consciousness, I give thanks on this Multitudes on Mondays:
#237 that I have been given life long enough to see the next generation of my family follow Jesus. For Joshua said that when the generation died that had not seen the mighty things that the Lord had done, the Israelites began to do that which was evil in His sight.
#238 that some of the saints who mentored my husband and I in the early days of ministry are still around and we hear the old stories and know of hearts sold out for God for a lifetime.
#239 for great leaders. I don’t know many these days. It seems we are perishing for lack of leadership, but I have known some and I pray that God is raising some up as I type this. When the people of Israel began to fall away from God, He appointed judges throughout the land to guide the people.
#240 for a husband who knows the Lord and helps me see what I cannot see/understand on my own. He is my true love. He has been a great example of a husband to our two sons, too. My older son just posted this on Facebook to his wife of 16 years:
#242 that the Lord is knitting me together with great servants of the Lord in these times of uncertainty in the world. Knowing such people in real time, cyberspace and through memory, I am able to run with faith the race that God has set before me.
#243 that even though there are terrorists plotting the murder of all I hold dear, He is my hope, my husband’s hope, my children’s hope and my grandchilden’s hope. We are living so that others may come to know that hope, too. This week we talked to many about the great mystery of God, “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27. As Andrea Dawn so aptly quoted on her new blogsite http://theartoflifeistogetthemessage.blogspot.com/2011/08/sometimes-with-words.html