When You Think He Is Done

He is just getting started. Naomi thought her life was over. Her husband was dead. Her sons were dead. There was nothing left to live for. She went home to die.

Instead she found a daughter-in-law who would not desert her. She found a God who would not desert her. He made her later years better than her beginning.

Even When He Knows We Will Fail

He gives us a chance anyway. Saul looked like he could fit the role. But the important things Saul needed, he lacked. God knew Saul’s character flaws but gave him a chance anyway.

Saul ruled Israel for 40 years but never really understood the role.

He failed miserably. God knows when we are going to fail. He always gives us the opportunity to turn to Him. Those who do find redemption.

Asked For

In the current bible study I am doing, Beth Moore has taught us that the name Saul meant “Asked For” He was a king they asked for. It reminds me that some of the things that I ask for look good on the outside, but woe the trouble it brings. This drawing is based on James C Lewis’ photograph Saul. Lewis created a series of images with People of Color in the role of Bible characters.

Saul