No One Knew It Was There!
In Psalm 77:19, the song goes like this:
"Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters--a pathway no one knew was there!"
I love this emphasis on the fact that the Israelites had absolutely no idea of the pathway that was about to open before them. Most of them were thinking that Moses had brought them all the way to the edge of the sea...and now they would die there. All they saw was the dead end. But God had a pathway, He could see the pathway all along the way. And, at His perfect timing, He revealed that pathway to the Israelites. There could be no mistake...it was God who opened this pathway...and it was clearly His pathway.
Sometimes in our lives it seems like we're up against a dead end, or we're not able to see which path God wants us to take. If we're patient enough, God will show us His pathway. And it's probably a pathway that we don't even realize is there right now. As God operates this way, He is the one who gets the glory! It's been this way with The Sending Project (TSP) all along the way. Step by step, God has revealed His pathway...a pathway we hadn't even realized was there prior to that. As we continue on this TSP journey, let's pray together for us to see His "road...through the sea." His road is a good road...and it's a road that is filled with adventure, challenge, risk, and incredible joy.
If you're new to The Sending Project, I invite you to go on this journey with us...uniting the Church to eliminate physical and spiritual poverty in the world. The vision is clear...but God will reveal His pathway to reach toward that vision--in His timing--all along the way.
Posted on Fri, November 5, 2010
by Eric Rochester filed under