Bella Vista Church of Christ

LIFELINES

05/01/2019

Author Unknown

 

Life's Third Braid

 

  Have you ever noticed that a braid appears to contain only two strands of hair? But it's impossible to create a braid with only two strands. If the two could be put together at all, they would not stay, but would quickly unravel. Herein lies the mystery: What may look like two strands really require a third. The third strand, though not immediately evident, keeps the strands tightly woven.

 

  In a Christian home/marriage, God's presence, like the third strand in a braid holds things together.

 

  So, the question becomes, who or what is your and my third strand?...

• Money,...

• Career...

• Power...

• Popularity...

• Prestige...

Or is it God?

 

  "Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.

 

  But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.

 

  He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

 

  Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

 

  Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

 

  For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish." (Psalm 1.1-6)