I was reading my Bible yesterday morning, and this verse--which I've heard for so long that it had taken on the aura of a shallow euphemism--jumped out at me. I mulled it all day, which says a lot since my day was not as pleasant as I would have liked it to have been. (More on that in another post, I promise.)
IF GOD IS FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US? Plenty of people try, don't they? They fight and they kick and they make life on earth a veritable hell for folks who walk the walk that marks them as followers of Christ. But the Bible seems to imply a promise here: if God is on your side, who can possibly overtake you? Flip to Revelations, folks. The white hats win, once and for all. It's good news alright.
I felt the weight of that Biblical charge this afternoon when the phone rang. I have certainly felt that the folks who voted my hubby out of a job have been tools of darkness these past few weeks. While I don't think they targeted my dh specifically (it was a purely political move), it sure felt like it. Frankly, it felt like one of those moments when the good guys take one for the cause and slink away moral winners but earthly losers. Not bad shoes to walk in... but a place that I'd rather not find myself when two adoptions are on the line.
Anyhow, that phone call ...
Dh called to announce that he had received written notification that he was being reassigned. Yes--his position was eliminated through a political slight of hand. But, truly, if God is for us, who can be against us? A new position was opened just in time, and my husband will be slid--seamlessly--into it as soon as the new year dawns.
Salary, insurance, etc., intact.
If God is for us, who can be against us?