Today's encouragement comes from Numbers 9:1a, where we read these words:
"Now the LORD spoke to Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai . . . "
This little phrase (above) reminds us that God does not desert His church at anytime—not even when we feel like we are in the "wilderness." Even then and there the Lord "speaks" to His people. We might be inclined to "expect" God to converse with us when all is well, and we are settled into our faith, our church, and our sense of security very snugly. But do we think the same of Him when all seems dark, aimless, and unfeeling?
Let true Christians be assured of Christ's love for them—even when they feel like they are wandering around in "the wilderness." Even there, God has or-dained a ministry to feed us; and He has not abandoned us. For this mercy, let us all be thankful.
[Puritan quote of the day: "Show your love to Christ in your vigorous resist-ance and opposition of Christ's enemies.” —Thomas Vincent, in, "The True Christian's Love to the Unseen Christ"]