MERRY TUESDAY BY PARRIS-“There is none like Christ”
“The God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky; the eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are everlasting arms.” Deut 33:26
Everyone pretty much knows how much I love my walks with Jesus. I live within five minutes of full on creation! One can see alligators moving like stealth through the water, heron flying overhead, loons coming up with fish, osprey waiting for their prey, and mullet jumping. I can watch the Mrs. Sun come up over the lake spreading her expanse and see Mr. Moon shine bright outside my window. All the while Christ is talking to me reassuring me that a new day has begun with its challenges and he will provide a feast for all. He comes in so many special ways leaving his fragrance behind. God comes near!
Again I reach for Jonathan Edwards who by reading his work makes one feel as if your are strolling in the garden of Eden- “How happy would you be if your hearts were but persuaded to close with Jesus Christ! Then you would be out of all danger: whatever storms and tempests were without, you might rest securely within; you might hear the rushing of the wind, and the thunder roar abroad, while you are safe in this hiding-place. O be persuaded to hide yourself in Christ Jesus! What greater assurance of safety can you desire? He has undertaken to defend and save you, if you will come to him: he looks upon it as his work; he engaged in it before the world was, and he has given his faithful promise which he will not break; and if you will but make your flight there, his life shall be for yours; he will answer for you, you shall have nothing to do but rest quietly in him; you may stand still and see what the Lord will do for you. If there be any thing to suffer, the suffering is Christ’s, you will have nothing to suffer; if there be any thing to be done, the doing of it is Christ’s, you will have nothing to do but to stand still and behold it. O make haste, therefore, unto that man who is a hiding-place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest! Let this truth also cause believers more to prize the Lord Jesus Christ. Consider that it is he, and he only, who defends you from wrath, and that he is a safe defense; your defense is a high tower; your city of refuge is impregnable. There is no rock like your rock.”
The God of Jeshurn rides over the top of our heads ordering our paths and the way to go. His Arms carry us through each and every time! We know the way!