Kate was at her book launch party and was rather excited and beside herself but she finally said “SETTLE.” I do hope she settled down enough to sleep. Her new book? Can be found here.
Now y’all know my FMF routine because I wrote about it last week. So as I put my head on the pillow and TRIED to sleep I thought about the word settle.
I could not settle down last night. We went to a Seder Meal and I believe my decaf coffee was spiked with hi-test caffeine. Finally, after one or so, I slept. Fitfully. I couldn’t settle. See how beautifully today’s word is working for me!
But when I stopped to think this morning (I slept late!) there is but one scripture for this day. The holiest day of the entire year. The day my Jesus died for my sins. Your sins too. He was nailed and in that nailing…
It was settled.
The world went dark. The earth shook. Graves opened. Dead men walked.
How un-settled everything seemed; the great unraveling.
Today, I will focus on the cross. The road. The hill. The nails. The smells. The agony and unbearable sorrow.
Oh YES, the celebration is coming. The settling will soon be here.
JESUS, the Man from Nazareth. The God-man has once and for all settled it.
He is my Perfecter. My Establisher. My Strength-Giver. My Settler.
I love Him so. Thank You for the cross, Lord.
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 5.10-11