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Friday, July 9


 

Genesis 19:29-38

29So it was that, when God destroyed the cities of the Plain, God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in which Lot had settled.
30Now Lot went up out of Zoar and settled in the hills with his two daughters, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar; so he lived in a cave with his two daughters. 31And the firstborn said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is not a man on earth to come in to us after the manner of all the world. 32Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, so that we may preserve offspring through our father." 33So they made their father drink wine that night; and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; he did not know when she lay down or when she rose. 34On the next day, the firstborn said to the younger, "Look, I lay last night with my father; let us make him drink wine tonight also; then you go in and lie with him, so that we may preserve offspring through our father." 35So they made their father drink wine that night also; and the younger rose, and lay with him; and he did not know when she lay down or when she rose. 36Thus both the daughters of Lot became pregnant by their father. 37The firstborn bore a son, and named him Moab; he is the ancestor of the Moabites to this day. 38The younger also bore a son and named him Ben-ammi; he is the ancestor of the Ammonites to this day.

Reflection

Sometimes we take matters into our own hands. Sometimes we make decisions because we have decided that we know the best course of action. Sometimes we forget that we should be trusting God and following God’s will.
 
We cannot always see the end of the journey, and we cannot always understand where God is leading us or why. God can bring beauty from the ashes, even when we make bad decisions, even when we feel like we are wandering in the wilderness, and even when it seems like hope is gone. 
 
“Thy Will” by Hillary Scott is an inspiring song about surrendering to God’s will, even when we do not understand.  These words have inspired me through many lost times, and the raw openness of the song has helped remind me that God WILL bring beauty from ashes, and will restore hope no matter what directions life has taken. 
 
I'm so confused
I know I heard you loud and clear
So, I followed through somehow I ended up here
I don't wanna think I may never understand
That my broken heart is a part of your plan
When I try to pray
All I've got is hurt and these four words
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store
I know you hear me
I know you see me, Lord
Your plans are for me
Goodness you have in store
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Like a child on my knees all that comes to me is
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
Thy will be done

 

 

 

Written by Christie Lazarides
Director of Contemporary Worship
clazarides@stjohns-springfield.org

 





 
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