Monday, January 28, 2008

Checking my e-mail revealed what was on Papa’s mind. The same Person Who laid it on my mind must have been at work in his heart as well. About the Choices program (which I had yet to bring up again) he wrote, “I think this would be a good outreach to the community, with you as the ambassador for our family. We’ll talk some more. Love, Papa.” I just finished scribbling in my best answers to the questions on the volunteer application. I’ll call Christy tomorrow for training. The rest will be in the Lord’s hands. I’m excited. I get to go to public school!

So often my heart cries out with Moses, “Lord, show me Thy glory! I want to see Thy face!” and the Lord answers, “You cannot see my face and live.” I know I’ll see Him in all His splendor someday—and then I will live to the fullness of my existence. As God sheltered Moses in the cleft of the rock and covered him with His hand, He passed before Him proclaiming His name and character—His glory. “Yahweh, Yahweh God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness and truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquities, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.” This is the God I worship. This is the glory of His name.

Lord, Thy name holds so much more,
It holds out hope forevermore,
For in Thy name, Thou promised me
That Thou forgives iniquity.

And in Thy name I see Thy plans,
For now Thou covers with Thy hand
Lest I should see Thy face and die,
Yet someday Thy face will grant life.

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