Years ago I read Stephen Oates’ bibliographic account of ML King Jr., Let The Trumpet Sound: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. In it he relates how someone once said to King:
I have a feeling the Lord has laid his hands on you, and that is a dangerous, dangerous thing!
I was reading 2 Corinthians yesterday. I was struck by this passage:
For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure (4:17).
Which lead me to think of 1 Peter 6:7:
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time.
It is not a sweet and light existence under God’s hand. It is heavy, serious, and dangerous.
The painting is by another friend of mine who has given me permission to post her art on my site. Thanks Zara!