Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Daily Devotion: The Dismantled Clock

Bible Reading: Romans 8:26-39

Key Verse: Verse 28 - "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Key Words: all things work together for good

Small boys are always interested in finding out what makes things go. One day a boy took a clock apart to find out what made it tick. When he tried to put it together again, he seemed to have enough wheels and springs to make two clocks; he discovered that all of the parts must move in their proper way – certain wheels must move forward and certain ones backward. There are wheels that move quickly and wheels that move slowly. There is the large mainspring and the tiny hairspring; all of the parts work together to make the clock go.

In the life of a Christian, when events move forward we are very pleased with the progress. If events move backward, we are inclined to be impatient. We want them to move in the direction of our own will, not understanding the purpose that God has in our lives. There are matters that are great and very important to us – mainspring events in our lives – births, marriages, deaths, triumphs and tragedies. There are matters as fine as a hairspring – petty annoyances, trivial happenings, that seem little and unimportant at times – that regulate the course of our lives. There are events in our lives that move smoothly and rapidly, and we rejoice at their action. Some things lag and incite our impatience as we seek to speed them up to the tempo of our own wills. But when all of these events – backward, forward; fast, slow; great, small – are seen in their relationship to each other, we must conclude that to those who love God and who are called according to His plan, everything that happens fits into a pattern for good.

What to do:
✞ Remember that all things happen for a reason, and that’s for God’s glory and our good.

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