TRUST & OBEY
There is a song that we sing when I am participating in a service at the local senior homes called Trust & Obey, and in it is described the blessing and importance of trusting and obeying Jesus our Saviour. Also, in reading the story of the birth of Christ - the whole story, we come across two stories that really portray the meaning of our title. First, we have the priest, Zechariah. He was going to become the father of John the Baptist who was the forerunner or pro-claimer of the Christ. However, when the angel told him this news he was full of fear and doubt. So much so, that the angel punished him for his unbelief by taking away his ability to speak. Zechariah didn't speak until after the birth of John when they were going to name him. So much for trust and obey! The other story is about Mary. She a young virgin, with probably only a limited knowledge of God and angels, was visited by Gabriel the archangel, who told her she was the chosen one who would carry the incarnate God within her. She asked a couple questions and with faith accepted this great honor without fear or doubt. God was with her and made sure she was protected throughout the pregnancy and all the while the child was growing.
Are you beginning to see what I am talking about? When we trust and obey we are given great honor in the kingdom of God. We are protected and shown the way. When we do not trust and obey we are given just the opposite.
I am not trying to scare anyone into finding Jesus, but I am trying to encourage you that when He comes knocking on your door that you listen, trust and obey!
Yours for Christ,