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Landing Spot

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August 23, 2022 8:00 pm

Landing Spot

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August 23, 2022 8:00 pm

The impala, a member of the antelope family, is able to jump up to ten feet high and thirty feet in length. It’s an incredible feat, and no doubt essential to its survival in the African wild. Yet, at many impala enclosures found in zoos, you’ll find that the animals are kept in place by a wall that’s merely three feet tall. How can such a low wall contain these athletic animals? It works because impalas will never jump unless they can see where they’ll land. The wall keeps the impalas inside the enclosure because they can’t see what is on the other side.

As humans, we’re not all that different. We want to know the outcome of a situation before we move forward. The life of faith, however, rarely works that way. Writing to the church at Corinth, Paul reminds them, “We live by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7).

Jesus taught us to pray, “Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). But that doesn’t mean we’ll know His outcomes beforehand. Living by faith means trusting His good purposes even when those purposes are shrouded in mystery.

In the midst of life’s uncertainties, we can trust His unfailing love. No matter what life throws at us, “we make it our goal to please him” (2 Corinthians 5:9). 

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread.

I'm Bill Crowder and I titled our reading, Landing Spot. The impala, a member of the antelope family, is able to jump up to 10 feet high and 30 feet in length. It's an incredible feat and no doubt essential to its survival in the African wild. Yet in many impala enclosures found in zoos, you'll find that the animals are kept in place by a wall that's merely three feet tall. How can such a low wall contain these athletic animals? It works because impalas will never jump unless they can see where they'll land.

The wall keeps the impalas inside the enclosure because they can't see what's on the other side. As humans, we're not all that different. We want to know the outcome of a situation before we move forward. The life of faith, however, rarely works that way. Writing to the church at Corinth, Paul reminded them, we live by faith, not by sight.

Jesus taught us to pray in Matthew 6, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, but that doesn't mean we'll know his outcomes beforehand. Living by faith means trusting his good purposes, even when those purposes are shrouded in mystery. In the midst of life's uncertainties, we can trust his unfailing love. No matter what life throws at us, we can make it our goal to please him. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional scripture reading is from 2 Corinthians 5, verses 6 through 10. Let's pray. So often, Father, we're frozen by uncertainty and fear. We pray that you'll guide our steps in the way you would have us to go, trusting you for your goodwill to be done. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.
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