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You’re not much to look at…

God posted it in BIG BLOCK LETTERS to Jacob, this eternal covenant with Israel:

Even though you’re not much to look at, a few straggling strangers…
I give you the land of Canaan, this is your inheritance…

—1 Chronicles 16:17–19 adapted from the Message Bible

This SimpleChurch Success project that I find myself involved in is admittedly,

  • “…not much to look at…”
  • “…a few straggling strangers…”

And I laugh out loud at how honest and wise God was back in the day with Israel—and now with us.

Bob Dylan’s song helps us with perspectives:

“When He Returns”

Surrender your crown on this blood-stained ground, take off your mask

He sees your deeds, He knows your needs even before you ask.

How long can you falsify and deny what is real?

How long can you hate yourself for the weakness you conceal?

Of every earthly plan that be known to man, He is unconcerned.

He’s got plans of His own to set up His throne, when He returns

Copyright © 1979 by Special Rider Music

Stragglers welcome…