“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5 (NIV)
A dear friend of mine recently experienced the true essence of this Bible verse… her husband works for a non-profit organization and they rely on the generosity of others to provide their salary. For a few weeks this winter, no money came in, no paycheque went into the bank, no answers were in sight. They had a choice – to be meek or to be weak.
You see, as I’ve learned lately, meekness DOES NOT mean weakness. To be a meek person means to be humble, patient and long-suffering. When we allow ourselves to be meek before God, when we are patient, when we persevere in looking to Him for the answers, we find freedom and strength in trusting Him.
My friend chose this path, she chose to focus on God, she waited (if at times not-so-patiently!) for His answers.
Their story has a happy ending – finances are restored, vision is strong, and faith has grown. I think in this way they caught a glimpse of “inheriting the earth” – trusting God to care for their needs in the life He’s given them.
– Written for the May 2008 issue of Mom’s Moments. www.momsmoments.ca/pdfs