The making a child of God is time consuming. Predestination explains it. “For whom he (God) did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren(Ro.8:29)” When we speak of information transfer which takes place in terms of biology we are the product of great many decisions taken by our forefathers, licked into shape by food habits climate and life experience into which so many trivial and profound influences also have found place. Similarly the Lord God has set checks and balances in his Meditations so in every generation of men children of God will have to contend with opposition. In the Age of colonialism our opposition would have come different quarters than this Age of internet. In Social Media how the wicked would assassinate characters is different from what King David would have encountered. When Jesus said, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world(John 16:33)”. There are no buts or ifs but the testimony of God. Significant is his words,’These things I have spoken unto you’ as a note of caution that no child of God should be complacent that he does live a charmed existence and no troubles would touch him. No way, Our peace comes from him his words, his life and above all his place in the Everlasting Covenant. Our fellowship with God is not because we claim victory by anything of ours but his grace. He has sanctified us with his Word and perfected with His sacrifice. The life that we lead by faith and promise of abundant life in eternity is in trust.The Psalmist despite of many trials could find consolation. Yes, “…In his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning (Ps.30:5)”.
“Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.(Ps.143:8)”
How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and hear me, O Lord my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
6 I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
Hallelujah! Even in the midst of fires we shall take comfort because He is right in our world of ‘meditations one one side, trouble from the heathen who cannot appreciate why we do not share their pursuit of happiness’ while we have an altogether meaning to it. Blessedness of happiness which is built on truth and when our heart has testified it so, how shall we deny it? No weeping is for a short while and if we are chastened it is for our own good. God is dealing with us yet as with children. Let us stand the heat therefore and go on to perfection.