Weekend, November 6 & 7
The Thanksgiving Table: The Turkey
Now it happened, as they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, "Man of God, there is death in the pot!" And they could not eat it.2 Kings 4:40
Most cooks can tell you about a few meals that flopped; and this Thanksgiving there'll undoubtedly be a few turkeys that don't win the James Beard Culinary Award. But hopefully no one will serve death in the pot. Unfortunately, that's what happened with one of the ministerial students at Elisha's seminary. Going out to gather herbs and vegetables for supper, he accidently picked some poisonous gourds and nearly killed off the student body. It required one of Elisha's miracles to avert the tragedy.
This man didn't intend to murder anyone. He was well-intentioned and was only trying to help. He made a terrible mistake, yet the Lord turned it for good. Because of his error, the Lord worked supernaturally, the students were fed, and we have a wonderful Bible story that has endured for centuries.
If you're grieving or worried about a mistake you've made, give it to the Lord. Remember that all things--even our mistakes, the "turkeys"--work for the good of those who love Him. There may be death in the pot, but there's hope with the Lord.
Just because you make mistakes doesn't mean you are one.Anonymous
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Nooo. I'm not preaching. I'm just reposting a devotional I received from Dr. David Jeremiah. I hope it means a lot to you. It certainly was comforting to me.