THEME: THE GOD OF RESTORATION
TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 30:3-8
Memory Verse: 1 Samuel 30:8 “And David inquired of the LORD, ‘Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?”
Loss is not an alien incidence in the life and time of every man. At one time or the other, we have experienced the loss of one precious thing or the other in our lives. The height of loss could be seen in the loss of loved ones to death. Considering our text today shows that God at anytime is not caught unawares by any scheme of the enemy to steal from us either physically or spiritually. And that informs why our Lord told us in John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”. The restoration of every loss is demonstrated in the life that Christ brought and bought for us. Are you in despair because of one thing or the other that the enemy has stolen from you?
May be you have cried so much that you have no strength any longer in you? Why can’t you take the step taken by David (vs. 7&8) to return to God who knows all things and He’s aware of your losses. Many times we run to places where there is no help and have our problems compounded. The only source of life who can restore to us all things, be it physical or spiritual loss, is Christ. Job’s experience further explained the fullness of how God can restore to us our losses. Job 42:9-17. However, there is an aspect of returning unto Him, especially to search out why you experienced the loss and the plan of God for the restoration.
As you meditate on the reason for your loss be ready to obey God and carry out every instruction that will guarantee your restoration. He told Martha, sister of Lazarus – if you would believe you will see the Glory of God. (John 11:40). Will you?
Conclusively, sing the hymn EMHB 498 – Rock of Ages cleft for me
PRAYER: Lord, restore unto me all my losses physically and spiritually and preserve me as well as all that You have given me, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.