One God! That is what I can come up with. Because He is the only One that counts. He is the only One that matters. He is the only One that is forever. He is the only One!
But in the full realm of my life One God is not all that makes impressions on my world. There are many impressions, some good some bad, some joyous some sorrowful, some bring fullness some bring breaking down but the One, the One God, can and will handle them all.
John 8:25-30 “Who are you?” they asked. “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning,” Jesus replied. “I have much to say in judgment of you. But he who sent me is trustworthy, and what I have heard from him I tell the world.” They did not understand that he was telling them about his Father. So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. The ONE who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him.” Even as he spoke, many believed in him.
He is the ONE and Only One
We are constantly faced with decisions to make. With each new day there is a new decision. New choices. New actions. New reactions. New people. New problems. New joys. And with each of those things we sometimes have to bear the burdens of the others. Sometimes painful choices that dig deep within our souls. Sometimes those souls just can’t handle it any longer.
Mark 4:21-25 He said to them, “Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don’t you put it on its stand? For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear.” “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.”
Sometimes we have to….
- Be the one who bears that burden
- Be the one who puts on a brave face
- Be the one who prays and cries alone
- Be the one who seeks wise counsel
- Be the one who turns to the word
- Be the one who shares the load
- Be the one who allows HIM to strengthen us
- Be the one who turns it over
The only ONE who can carry everything is able to be seen.