When Morning Comes
“Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” (Luke 24:1-7)
Today’s Morsel: Someone asked the question, Why do bad things happen to good people? When we trace back across American history, it seems as though the black Americans have suffered. But if people would study history, and not destroy it, they would see the hand of God has been at work in all of it. There have been many races of people who have served as slaves. Israel was in slavery for over 400 years, and God brought them out with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. When American slavery was freed, God brought them out. But like Israel, many of them wanted to stay where they were or go back into their known environment. None of us understand why we may go through the things that we may go through. One of those was Charles Albert Tindley, a Methodist preacher, born during the time of slavery. His mother was a free slave but not his father. As a young boy his mother died, (some said beaten to death by a slave master) and he was separated from his father. He could not read nor write. But he felt a call to preach. Over the years he learned to read and write. He started a multiracial church and which reached over 10,000 members. One of the songs that he is credited with writing is ‘When Morning Comes.’ Sometimes we do not know why things happen the way that they do, but we will understand it better by and by. Learn to trust God, not question God.
Sing: Trials dark on every hand and we cannot understand, all the way that God will lead us to that blessed promised land; But He’ll guide us with His eye and we’ll follow till we die, we will understand it better by and by.
By and by when the morning comes, when all the saints of God are gathering home. We will tell the story, how we’ve overcome. We will understand it better by and by.
Thought For Today: There is a morning coming!