THE REST OF THE STORY
Numbers 10-11:23; Mark 14:1-21; Prov. 10:31-32; Psalm 51
Paul Harvey was a great story teller and journalist. He skillfully grabbed our interest on the radio and then told his journalist’s account of the rest of the story. Then he finished with a poignant pause and “good day.” I loved Paul Harvey’s work.
God is THE great story teller. In Numbers, God remembered His people through silver trumpets where music communicated and celebrated their faith. In Mark, a woman worshiped Jesus as she showed her love by anointing her Savior with perfume in preparation of the Passover. In Proverbs, God even remembers us by giving us wise advice and helpful words.
But in all there is the “rest of the story.” In Numbers, the people do not want trumpets to celebrate, they want real food and they grumble and rebel. In Mark, they despise the woman’s expression of love and Judas betrays Jesus. We all corrupt God’s wisdom in Proverbs and the “rest of the story” is that we choose deceptive and perverse words.
What now Paul Harvey? We historically never want what God has to offer-- no matter how beautiful.
I think Paul Harvey would land this blog on Psalm 51. In today’s accounts, we might choose the laziness of slavery, or the manipulation of Jesus’ power, or choose to speak with perversity. But instead come as we are to Psalm 51. Recognize in every detail that we are rebellious to God alone. So be honest with Him. Profoundly seek Him to restore us to the joy of our salvation.
Start each day with recognition of our sins to God and be restored to fellowship with Him. Then through Christ we can proclaim as Paul Harvey would say, “Good Day.”