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March 6, 2013

COLUMN: The hope of spring is near

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

I think of King David who, after the prophet Nathan came to accuse him of his sin with Bathsheba, felt alone in his guilt. He knew he had done several terrible wrongs, and he had to have questioned his fitness to be the priest/king of his people. Out of that darkness in his life we have one of the most beautiful Psalms, Psalm 51, which speaks of deep repentance.

Even Jesus knew what it was like to be alone. On the cross he cried out, “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” But God was close by, and out of that suffering we have our eternal salvation.

What I want to say is that we all know times of darkness and aloneness. But in that dreary time, God is nearby, and spring is on the way.

Dr. Jay Hodges may be reached at Jayhodges610@yahoo.com.

 

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