3rd Saturday in Lent

“It is vain for you to rise up early,
to sit up late,
to eat the bread of sorrows:
for so he giveth his beloved sleep.” Psalm 127

As you can see from this Psalm, God encourages us to sleep late on Saturday mornings. Even she rested. Thus my delay in getting today’s meditation out is entirely justified by scripture.

Its raining very hard this morning in Dallas. We needed it, not nearly enough rain has fallen this year and it was showing. Spring storms are as big a part of Dallas as football in the fall, well maybe not quite as big, but you get the point.

I’m listening the rolling thunder and the rain pounding on the roof and I remember how much I used to fear thunderstorms when I was young. I lay in my bed and counted after each lightning strike, growing more and more terrified as the thunder got closer and closer. Now I enjoy the sound, its almost comforting. I understand thunderstorms, I understand their purpose in sustaining life on earth.

There are many thing that you fear as a child that you cease to fear as you come to understand them. Part of that understanding is a trust in God, a belief that he will protect me from harm.

What have you feared in the past that you no longer fear thanks to God. What do you still fear now? Will a closer trust in God allay that fear?


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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