Daily Archives: December 23, 2011

2 Chron.27, 28; Rev. 14; Zech. 10; John 13

One ruler did the right thing. Another didn’t. Both recorded in history’s books. These things stood out to me this morning in 2 Chronicles 27, 28. Thoughts on legacy, pages recorded by those watching.

A talk with a friend about skeletons in closets–dried bones tumbling out a door she wanted closed. And she didn’t want to expose them to light for fear. Secrets don’t keep us safe, just captive.

“We don’t talk about it,” she said of family.

One doesn’t have to. Legacy recorded by those watching.

I think of this sin-sick world, hating the very sin in my own life (hating it, hating it) and the need so obvious and clear. Approaching Christmas, I’m broken more, and more aware how desperately we, as individuals and world, are in need of Jesus.

The legacy of 2 Chronicles 27 and 28, lives of contrast and correction–if God would humble nations, he will humble families. Zechariah 10–the Lord will restore his people. His pages that point always to hope.

6 “I will strengthen Judah and save Israel;
I will restore them because of my compassion.
It will be as though I had never rejected them,
for I am the Lord their God, who will hear their cries.
7 The people of Israel will become like mighty warriors,
and their hearts will be made happy as if by wine.
Their children, too, will see it and be glad;
their hearts will rejoice in the Lord. Zech10:6-7 (NLT)

Thoughts of restoration, salvation, humility, legacy … in the quiet before awe–celebrating a savior’s birth.

God of great compassion, thank you.

Courtney (66books365)

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