This YouTube video by Selah blasted from my computer many times.
When the jury foreman said
we were stunned.
Older believers, whose faith that could move mountains, were speechless before a holy and mighty Go. We were humbled to realize there was a plan we could not fathom.
Deliverance was not the plan for January 20, 2012.
13 These all died in faith,
not having received the promises,
but having seen them afar off were assured of them,
embraced them and confessed that
they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Somehow, I always thought of Hebrews 11 as a chapter of victory, recording great deliverances and miracles. I guess I didn’t read too clearly. My heart is beating a different rhythm these days,
trying to beat in tune with the heart of a God, whose ways are not my ways and thoughts are not my thoughts.
Clearly, in Hebrews, not all of His people were delivered on earth. Instead, He reminds us we are strangers and pilgrims on this earth.
In other words, we don’t belong here. We belong with Him.
Deliverance might not come when we think it should, and sometimes not until we pass from this world. Life on earth is hard for believers. The Lord doesn’t keep that a secret from His people.
Women received their dead raised to life again:
and others were tortured,
not accepting deliverance;
that they might obtain a better resurrection:
Until eternal deliverance comes, and we get to be with Him, we know how to act, thanks to Hebrews 11.