Day: July 7, 2011

Why Trouble The Master?

Vance Havner 90x115by Vance Havner

Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? Mark 5:35

“The little girl is dead. It is too late now. Why bother the Master and take up His time?” Have you come to a place where the case seems hopeless, where the prospect is “dead”? That loved one for whom you have prayed so long seems in direr straits than ever. The hope long deferred now seems impossible.

But Jesus had no funerals. And when the world says the issue is as dead as a corpse, remember that Jesus can break up funerals. We are so prone to give up and attend the interment of our hopes when God would raise the dead.

Jesus said to the ruler, “Be not afraid, only believe.” And so He says to you. When ordinary logic, when undiscerning friends say, “It is too late,” be not afraid to “trouble the Master.”

Only believe… All things are possible, Only believe!

by Vance Havner

Visions Become Reality

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

The parched ground shall become a pool . . . —Isaiah 35:7

We always have a vision of something before it actually becomes real to us. When we realize that the vision is real, but is not yet real in us, Satan comes to us with his temptations, and we are inclined to say that there is no point in even trying to continue. Instead of the vision becoming real to us, we have entered into a valley of humiliation.

Life is not as idle ore,
But iron dug from central gloom,
And battered by the shocks of doom
To shape and use.