Everyday we use measurements.
We rely on the accuracy of measurements.
We trust measurements.
Buildings, medicine, travel, food, time .. life requires a standard of measurement.
The Bible is a standard of measurement, too.
It is accurate. It is to be trusted.
The scripture is not a measurement to hurt us. It is for our good.
We may not understand the Bible 100%, but we understand enough.
When we are suffering, it provides the standard of measurement to help us.
All too often, we turn to other things.
I think God understands this.
So he waits.
We were made to reach out to Him. He wrote His words on our hearts.
We choose the measurement. Ours or God’s.
God uses the natural, physical world to explain the spiritual. They are parallel. Jesus spoke in parables to explain the spiritual.
Give us this day our daily bread.
Bread that mysteriously anchors us, comforts us, guides us, frees us, strengthens us …
Bread that changes how we think, how we feel, how we act …
Are you grieving?
Do you know what God says about eternity? How he will wipe away every tear? And there will be no more sorrow or death?
This is a measurement for grief.
Without it, we will feel stuck in a place not meant for us. Unsettled. Asking the same questions over and over.
Until we apply the correct measurement.