Monday, September 29, 2008
Though the Olive Should Fail
Thanks to all of you who commented about Two Wars over the weekend. The names drawn for the two free copies were Winter Peck and Randy Mortenson. Winter and Randy, please email me with your street addresses, and I'll pass them on to Nate's agent.
Now for today ...
Given the near financial-meltdown-of-a-weekend we've just come through, it's not surprising that God led me to read Habakkuk yesterday morning. I'd forgotten about the beautiful prayer at the end of the book. You can replace the financially critical "olive" of that day with "banks" and so on, and you've got a prayer absolutely fit for these current troubled times. And God is still worthy to be praised, even should the worst occur.
Though the fig tree should not blossom
And there be no fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive should fail
And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold
And there be no cattle in the stalls,
Yet I will exult in the LORD,
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
The Lord GOD is my strength,
And He has made my feet like hinds' feet,
And makes me walk on my high places.