Words from the Heart for Thursday October 22nd, 2020

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Psalm 139:6 (NIV)

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Too Lofty

Tuberculosis is still a big problem In Canada, with 1,700 cases of the infectious disease being found every year—the vast majority of them in the northern or Inuit communities. Back in 2018, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott went to the UN’s first meeting about tuberculosis to talk better solutions. Dr. Isaac Bogoch, infectious disease specialist at Toronto General Hospital called tuberculosis a “huge problem globally.” He called the public health agency’s goal to eradicate tuberculosis by 2030 “a lofty, but very realistic goal.”

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Have you ever been overwhelmed by the presence of God? It might have happened while you were singing praise songs, or reading His Word or praying. Maybe it was while you were overwhelmed by the beauty of His creation. Those moments are memorable and help us understand the magnificence of the God we have come to know through faith in Jesus Christ, His Son. David had just such an experience as he thought about God’s knowledge of his heart and mind, and the authority God had to protect him. In Psalm 139:6 he wrote: “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.” This is one of the greatest truths, and mysteries, of the Christian faith. God is so much greater than us, but at the same time He comes to protect us and prove His love for us. In our own strength we can never attain a relationship with Him. In order for us to relate to our Creator, He had to reach down to us. In Jesus Christ He did so. As John 1:14 says, Jesus became flesh and made His dwelling with us. You can reach out to Him by faith.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley