Last time I was talking about how God had turned some rather nasty lemons into some rather delicious lemonade in my life. He does that. After all, He is the Resurrected, Risen Lord of All. So, doing a few things for me, opening some doors, closing some windows is right up His alley. God is right there for us. Not off on an extended vacation, not having wound up this ‘clock of the universe’ and let it wind down on its own. No, He’s Immanuel, God with us. And in the literal Hebrew, it reads, ‘with us, God!’ A lot of things are with us in this life–illness, disappointment, job loss,marriages failed or failing, kids who could care less about us or God or anyone other than themselves, financially foolish investments,churches turning in on themselves, bad breaks, good intentions run amok. You name it… you can think of a lot more than I can at the moment. So, hang close to Immanuel, with us…God! Keep repeating to yourself silently today…He’s with me, ‘Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so’. Hey, that’s where we find out about Jesus! Not by hearsay or rumor or certainly from the news media of today, but from His trustworthy Word, the Bible you read and memorize and meditate upon. Deuteronomy 29:29 says it all–‘The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.’ Isn’t that a neat verse? I love it. Much of our life we’ll never, ever figure out. Questions will remain unanswered. How God will answer many of our prayers is still a mystery to me and to you. Lord, How? When? In what way? This verse from the Torah says that there are secret things belonging just to God. He’s not going to tell us everything. He’s not a crystal ball or a horoscope regardless of how much we just have to to know. What we do have, what He’s given us is His Word. And He’s God of His Word. That’s His gift…everything we need to know in life is right there between those precious pages. When I had my lemons I had no idea how or even if lemonade was on God’s menu for me. But what I did know(not as much then as now however…God has been growing me!)is I could trust Him..’for the Bible tells me so’. He would surprise me. It wasn’t about me after all but about Him. His will…His Word…being His child holding onto His hand letting Him lead. Maybe someone today needs to reach out and hold on…to Him who is with us… and to His Word, the Bible. Anyone?