Chaplain’s chat 12/5/23
Isaiah 26:3 “Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”
In David McCullough’s book “Truman”, he shares this story:
As President, Truman felt more than ever, a need to see and make contact with the everyday American; and he always felt better for it. On an evening in Washington, whilst out walking, he decided to take a look at the mechanism that raised and lowered the middle span of the Arlington Memorial Bridge over the Potomac River. Descending some iron steps, he came upon the bridge tender, eating his upper out of a tin. Showing no surprise tha the President of the United States had climbed down the catwalk and suddenly appeared before him, the man said, “You know, Mr. President, I was just thinking about you.” It was a greeting that Truman never forgot.
If the Lord Jesus showed up at your workplace today, could you say, “You know, Lord, I was just thinking about You”? Spending time in prayer and His Word, keeps our minds stayed on Him.
Vance Havner says, “our defeat or victory begins with what we think, and if we guard our thoughts, we shall not have too much trouble anywhere else along the line.”
Dear Lord, please help us always to look to You, for You are where our help comes from; in Jesus Name I pray, Amen.