Hebrews 6:10-20 Reflection:
When I was reading this piece this morning I was struck by one very forceful line. It is about the promise that God made to Abraham: “I will shower blessings upon you.”
Immediately I asked myself, ‘do I feel like a person upon whom blessings have been showered?’ At first my reaction was ‘not really,’ but then I began to reflect for a minute.
Actually, as Christians we are showered with blessings, but the blessings are not of the material kind. The first, and biggest thought that came to me was that I am not afraid of death. I have come to believe that when the time comes for me to leave this world that God shall give me all the grace I need to face death peacefully.
This belief comes from both faith in what Jesus promises and my observations of friends who have died.
The second bit that hit me very hard was that I am at peace with myself, there is nothing racing about in my head at the moment causing me great worry and anxiety. This is not the way I lived in the past, I was always worried of thinking of what would go wrong.
Then I thought to myself, ‘am I beginning to take this new found freedom for granted?’
No, we are supposed to rest in the Lord and the benefits he has given us. Do we give a gift of a bag of sweets to a child and expect them to worry about what is going to happen when the sweets are all eaten?
It is the same with God; when he gives us peace of mind we are not supposed to worry about what is going to happen when things go wrong.
Actually, when I stop and think about it, I am very blessed by the Lord.