Today’s Scrip-Bit 9 February 2013 Psalm 72:7

Psalm 72:7.     In his days shall the righteous flourish: and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
 
Oh Friends, the snowstorm has come, and hopefully gone in my area. I don’t know how much fell, but I know that my driveway is covered to between my calves and my knees. Meanwhile the fellow who was supposed to come and plough it hasn’t shown up or even called, despite the fact that I called him about it yesterday. Sorry for that delay, roughly 40 minutes. But you’ll find out why as the story progresses. Now yesterday, I had no cause to go out during the day, but in the evening I had some matters to attend to, and though the snow was piled high in my driveway and lane I figured my ole limo could handle it. But lo and behold, I first got stuck in my driveway, then in the lane. Couldn’t move back nor forth, with just a lot of slipping and sliding and burning rubber. Steups! It’s a good thing my younger, stronger, non-Christian neighbour was outside shovelling his driveway and he helped me. Please note the non-Christian belief, but the very Christian action. For about an hour we were out there trying to get ‘Grey Matter’ (the car’s name) to move sensibly. Finally we managed to get it out of the lane and up the driveway, with its nose in the garage door and it’s tail in a snow bank by the side of the house. The important thing was to get it out of the lane before they came to plough it, otherwise that would have caused even more problems. Obviously I was frustrated by having to cancel all my plans, but I quieted my Spirit by telling it that the Lord was seeing the bigger picture, and there was a good reason He didn’t want me out on the road at that time. And that’s how it stayed until about an hour ago, when a tow truck from the C.A.A (Canadian Automobile Assoc.) came and helped me pull it off the bank. By this time they had cleaned the lane – after 10 p.m. last night- so it was easy to drive it into the garage. In any case, I doubt I would have been able to get on to the main road because of the nasty habit the ploughs have of just ploughing without regard for anything and thus blocking up entrances. The snow at the entrance to the lane was much higher than that in the lane. And now my poor neighbour, who shovelled his driveway will have problems getting out because they blocked up his driveway when they ploughed the lane. Ah Lord eh! This whole sorry episode just has me singing: ‘Oh Tobago, land of Crusoe. I am coming home to you. My poor ole spirit and body, can’t take this nonsense any more.’ (smile) And would you believe, to get back into the house after the tow truck left, I had to shovel a path from the garage to the back door, which took me about fifteen minutes, the snow was so deep. But as they say, after one time is really two yes, for a few years ago, I’d be out there happily shovelling the snow, bad back and all, with my car trunk open and the tunes blasting out, while I danced and shovelled, shovelled and danced. People would pass by and watch me quite amused. But unfortunately I can’t do that any longer. And it’s so hard to get reliable people to come and clear the snow. The latest scam going around is to pay a lump sum of money for snow clearance from say December to March, but when the snow flies, nobody shows up to clear it. My guy wanted a lump sum too, but I decided to err on the side of caution; when you clean, you get paid. I guess he’s so busy, he just couldn’t be bothered with my small money. But of one thing I’m sure; the Lord will see me through all these difficulties, one way or the other, cause He’s promised to work out all things for the good of those who LOVE and serve Him faithfully. (Rom.8:28) And I’m trying my level best to do just that. And our Bit, which I just found (Praise the Lord!), where I’d left my Bible open when I went outside to see about the car, assures of God’s care and concern. ‘In his days shall the righteous flourish: and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth (the moon is no more).’ Yeh mih people, as long as the moon continues to shine, the righteous in the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob will continue to flourish, cause that’s the kind of ever-LOVING, kind-hearted God we serve and worship. This Psalm, 72, titled; The reign of the righteous king, is only one of two attributed to Cousin Sol. The other is Psalm 127 – The need of relying on God. But according to the scholars Psalm 72 is so idealistic that the things it declares cannot be attained by a sinful human being. ‘Its aspirations become messianic in nature and point to Christ who alone can fulfill this ideal kingship.’ Yes Friends, only Christ can satisfy all its high ideals. No wonder our Bit has such strength and staying power! And we’ll close with an appropriate word from Isaiah, re the days of the Lord. ‘And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruninghooks (pruning knives): nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.’ (Is.2:4) And all God’s people joyfully declared: ‘Glory Hallelujah! Blessed is the name of the Lord our God!’ Yes Friends, many of us might not live to see that treasured day of no war, but it will come eventually as promised. So let’s go out and do our best to help it along nuh, by sincerely LOVING our God, LIVING our Faith, and SPREADING His Word. That’s what Jesus expects of us. Much LOVE!…when you truly LOVE Jesus…your only desire is to please Him…