Sunday, February 15, 2009

In the Midst of the Camp

"He let it fall in the midst of their camp" (Psalm 78:28).

God's people never need to scramble to and fro seeking their provision, flitting about here and there like sparrows hunting for french fries in a Mac Donald's parking lot.

"O ye of little faith," Jesus said to those preoccupied with what they were to eat, and drink; where they were to live; how they were to dress. These are the sort of thoughts the fill the minds of those who know not the Faithful God.

Surely, no one who has walked even but a little distance with Jesus can ever doubt His tender mercies nor faint under the fear that He will fail to meet their every need.

"I have been young, and now am old," the Psalmist said. "I have lived a long time, and as long as I can remember I have never seen the righteous abandoned by the LORD, nor their children begging for bread" (Psalm 37:25).

When the children of Israel made their historical journey from Egypt to the Promised Land, passing through the wilderness beset with many trials and temptations -- even then did the Lord provide for their every need. And mark this one thing well -- in whatsoever manner He supplied their daily needs, the Bible tells us that "He let it fall in the midst of their camp."

The same is true for you. God's provisions are supplied for you where you are.

They have fallen round about you on every side. You need not look far and wide to find what the Lord has given you -- it even now lays upon the ground in the midst of your camp. And while it may not look like what you think you need, it is exactly the very thing you've been looking for in all your other hurried pursuits and empty escapades.

May the Lord give you grace today to see what has been provided all around you in the midst of the camp!

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