Thursday, June 18, 2020

Too Far To Quit

"And Manoah said to his wife, "We shall surely die, because we have seen God!"
But his wife said to him, "If the Lord had desired to kill us, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all these things, nor would He have told us such things as these at this time."
Judges 13:22-23 (NKJV) 

For various reasons, more than once I have driven across several states, in the USA, on a single trip.  By the time I was half-way through the trip, I could hardly stand to drive any further, all I wanted to do was stop.  But that would not have made any sense, because I had gone too far to quit, and stopping half-way through the trip would be pointless.  Why should I stop once I had come so far and had done so much already?  The best thing was to finish the trip, which I did.

In the Bible we read the story of Samson.  Before Samson was born, the Angel of the Lord appeared to Samson’s parents to tell them what to do.  This was such an amazing event and it was so out of the ordinary that Samson’s father thought their life was over.  But Samson’s mother said that would not make any sense, because of what God had already done and told them.  Her thinking was, with all of the things God had already done and said, they had come too far for their life to end now.

So many times, it seems like we have reached the end of things and we can’t go on.  But, when we consider all that God has done for us through Jesus, how much God loves us, and all of the things that God has already done in our life, we should realize that God has brought us too far for us to quit now.  When things look dark, we need to realize that God is still with us and our journey with Him is not over!  God has invested too much in us to let things end now; we have a great, bright future with God!  

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