Today was our first day teaching the GAP (Graduates and Professionals) class at church. It was very enjoyable (for us at least. Hopefully they enjoyed it to!). Today we studied Habakkuk 3, which is not a chapter you read everyday, but is one of the most beautiful chapters in the Bible, in my opinion. I’ve posted on it before in this space, and probably will again. It just inspires me.
Habakkuk was a man who questioned God, but yet never relinquished his faith, even in the face of tragedy. May I have that same spirit when tragedy strikes.
The ending of chapter three is breathtaking, and I’ll leave you with it:
Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
God, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the deer’s;
he makes me tread on my high places.
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.
– Habakkuk 3:17-19