At dinner last night we were talking about the trumpets blasting of Rosh Hashanah. All the kids wanted to hear it with their own ears so bad. As I explained that we wouldn’t be hearing it with our ears this night but that if we listened carefully we may hear it with our heart, my eight year old excitedly said,…

” I hear it!  It’s saying ‘Wake Up! Wake Up!’ “

That sounded incredibly close to a quote I had read once from Maimonides symbolizing the meaning of the blowing of the rams horn:

” Rouse ye, rouse ye from your slumber; awake, awake from your sleep, you who mind vanity, for slumber most heavy has fallen upon you. Take it to heart, before whom you are to give account in the judgment.”

I do not claim to know how this all works out and looks like in the day to day. 1 Peter 4:17-19 comes to mind this morning,

It’s judgment time for God’s own family. We’re first in line. If it starts with us, think what it’s going to be like for those who refuse God’s Message!

If it’s with difficulty that the righteous is saved what will become of the godless man and sinner?
So if you find life difficult because you’re doing what God said, take it in stride. Trust him. (or entrust yourself to Him) He knows what he’s doing, and he’ll keep on doing it.

Suffering seems to be apart of the refining process. We don’t have to have it all figured out. We can simply entrust ourselves to Him. He knows what He’s doing and He’ll keep doing it. Our God is faithful.

Peace to you this Thursday morning friends,


LOVING Shaun Groves’, Third World Symphony