A Letter from God on my Doorstep
I opened the door, and there on my doorstep was a personal, handwritten note from the Lord just for me! I quickly opened the note and read the message inside. As I read, it took my breathe away to see how personally and consistantly the Lord leans into our lives!
The letter was actually from a friend living in Central Asia, she was writing to thank me for an encouragement and prayer I had written her a few weeks ago. She and a fellow worker, had recently witnessed some extremely tragic events, and our community rallied together to pray for them. In response to the news I prayerfully scribbled a quick note on a piece of construction paper “Balm of Gilead” because i had just published a blog post about Jesus being the Balm of Gilead.
In the thank you note I found on my doorstep, my friend expressed how much she appreciated taking the time to write and pray for them in her time of grief. She saidshe was actaully moved her to tears.
In her note she said that about a year ago, she and her co-worker had been in Scotland raising awareness about this Central Asian nation, and in that prayer meeting The Balm of Gilead was a prominent theme, and word of the Lord.
I really struggled with that post about Jesus being the Balm of Gilead, because it felt like a name of the Lord that I hadn’t fully encountered, and that I haven’t intimately known.
Another part of my struggle was that I felt that it was a revelation relevant for another era, and not my own.
When I heard the news of what was happening that day, and how it had impacted my friends, I took the opportunity to reach out because I KNEW it was a word for them.
I share this story to introduce today’s name of the Lord, and to follow up on my last post #8 Name of The Lord The Beginning.
#9 The Name of the Lord for Today…The Beginning and the End.
I have been chewing on this for a few days, and I haven’t been sure how to share this revelation today’s name of the lord. When i read the Letter on my front door I knew exactly what to say.
I ended post #8 asking the question:
If you are anything like me, the exictment, hope and exlariation of new beginnings invebality hit the resisiatnce of self-doubt and fear. I want to invite you to check out my next post, and discover how encountering Jesus as the Beginning and the End will give you as you press through that opposition and stay the course with confidence.
Today I draw strength from knowing Jesus as the Beginning and the End (Revelation 21:6) because my daily experience is that He is also the God of the middle.
He is not just there at the Starting line cheering me on or waiting for me at the finish line. He is with me in the race.
As we look at the Psalms we the beautiful inheritance we have of this reality of meeting Jesus in the NOW. As we see expressed in Ps 90:1-2
Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.
In my walk with the Lord, He has consistently spoken to me in personal and subtly ways through notes like I recently received on my doorstep.
Granted this kind of experience could easily be perceived as subjective, but for me it is the goodness of God that is my dwelling place in all generations.
Today I have confidence because I know He is in my beginnings and will be my God in the End, because He is with me now! He will always be my Dwelling Plave in every generation!