Cryptic Masons

Thank you, O God, for loving us when we try your patience and for enabling us to return again and again to you.
In Your name we pray, Amen.
Grand Chaplain's Weekly Message
Back on Track
October 21, 2007
My Companion,

We all travel through life in a very hurried pace.  Sometimes we can attend religious services, sometimes, we cannot.  However, we can always take a few minutes to thank God for allowing us to be here, and to serve our respective Grand Bodies.
Scripture Lesson
Read Proverbs 24:16

Years ago, my son had a little track for his toy racing cars. The track is full of curves, banks, and loops. When he turns on the electricity, the cars go so fast that soon they either crash into one another or fly off the track. Then we have to put them back on the track and start over. Again and again we repeat the process of putting the fallen cars back on the track to try another time.

How often our lives are like that. The path that we travel in life has curves, banks, and loops. But clearly laid out before us is an example for living. Sometimes I go too fast to accomplish what God wants me to do, and I fall off the track. Other times I become careless and forget to ask God for direction, causing me to collide with some obstacle that sends me off the track again.

The psalmist reminds us, "The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love" (Psalm 103:8). Every time we are derailed in our journey and ask for help, God gently picks us up, puts us back on the track, and strengthens us to do better the next time. With this assurance I continually stand in awe of God's patience, love, and forgiveness.

I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.
- Psalms 40:1-2

God is more patient with us than we are with ourselves.
May YHShVH Bless and Keep You,

Ron Blaisdell, M:. I:. P:. G:. M:.
Illustrious Grand Chaplain
Grand Council R&SM of Florida
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