Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sufficient Provision

To have been so totally dependent on the Lord and to have suddenly lost Him was a calamity hard to comprehend. The Disciples were at a loss but Jesus had warned them of this very event. In order to cushion the shock He had declared, "I will not leave you comfortless." He was and is a source of comfort in sorrow, sickness and separation. Notice if you will:
  1. He has not left us without an example (John 13:15) His submission, humility and service are the trademarks of His ministry. Can we do less?
  2. He has not left us without peace (John 14:27) Not a peace predicated on circumstances or harmonious relationships but on Jesus.
  3. He has not left us without joy (John 15:11) A joy unspeakable in the face of sorrow and suffering.
  4. He has not left us without hope of His return (John 16:16) The power of death could not claim Him and the grave could not hold Him. He said, "Behold I am alive forevermore."
  5. He has not left us without a warning (John 13:21-28) Let us be aware that the best can backslide and the finest can fall.
The provisions of the Lord are fully adequate. The adequacy of Easter compensates for our every need. He promised, "I will not leave you comfortless." Call on Him today.

Rev. W. Scott Lockard

©2003 Pastor Lockard's Living on the Bright side Ministries

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