‘You have laid Your hand upon me.’ Psalm 139:5 NIV
A London bus driver was assigned to shuttle passengers to special crusade services with Billy Graham at Wembley Stadium. When one of them invited him in to listen he declined. The following year he moved to New York, and when Billy was speaking at Madison Square Garden the man’s job again was shuttling people to the meetings. As he got off the bus a lady asked if he’d like to join them. Once more he politely declined. He married an Australian lady and eventually ended up working in Sydney where, surprisingly, he was again assigned to drive people to the stadium where Billy was preaching. This time when he was invited he figured there was no escape, so he gave in. Looking back he says, ‘No matter where I went I was confronted with Billy Graham, so I went to hear him and committed my life to Christ. It was the best decision I ever made.’
The Psalmist said, ‘You hem me in…You have laid Your hand upon me…Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the Heavens, You are there …in the depths, You are there…on the far side of the sea…Your right hand will…hold me fast.’ (Psalm 139:5-10 NIV)
Isn’t grace amazing? Peter said, ‘God is patient…He wants everyone to turn from sin and no one to be lost.’ (2 Peter 3:9 CEV) God will follow you to the ends of the earth to give you another opportunity to surrender your life to Him. How many opportunities has He already given you? Isn’t it time you stopped running and surrendered your life to Him?
SoulFood: Jer 49-50, Mark 5:1-10, Ps 144:9-15, Pr 10:22-23 ANZAC Day
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012