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Keith Green - Oh Lord, You're Beautiful

Friday, January 13, 2012


In the book of Judges chapter 6, we read the wonderful story of Gideon....

I mean here we find Gideon, hiding in a wine press, threshing wheat, by hand yet....he was hiding!!

Then the angel of the Lord says to him: " Oh valiant warrior, the Lord is with you....!"
Gideon is in hiding and the angel calls him a valiant warrior!

And Gideon asks him, if the Lord is with us, why have all these things happened to us?

Isn't that the question uppermost on our minds, and the questions we hear from our friends........?


Then....as we follow the conversation Gideon has with the angel....sounds quite familiar.....doesn't it?

"Oh but....." O.K. Gideon did not exactly say, " Oh but...." He said, "How.....?"

Much of a muchness....isn't it?

How many times has the Lord layd it on our hearts do "Go and do......"
And we answer much as Gideon did...."Oh but..." or ..."How?"

We must learn to trust the Lord much more than we do, if our reply is like the above....(speaking to myself here)

I can well remember a few years ago, the Lord laid it on my heart to go and visit a friend who was suffering from cancer, and she did not have long to go......I actually went as far as knocking on their front door, and, because some one whom I did not expect to open the door, did.....I left......

She has gone to be with the Lord now, without my visit......I will never forget that I did not go and see her!

Even then, when Gideon did do as the Lord asked him, God told him his army was too big and in the end Gideon ended up with an army count of just 300 men!

He trusted God......we need to do the same!