His Intent

“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him Job 13:15 KJV
Two weeks on bedrest after I had surgery to close a small pressure sore had passed slowly, and I expected good news from my surgeon.
On arrival in the clinic, a nurse looked at, measured and took a picture of the incision. “Well there are six sutures, but it looks like it doesn’t want to stick together.” My heart sank for a few minutes. Then, while talking to God, I knew I’d make it through whatever the doctor deemed necessary.
When he came in and looked at the incision, he agreed with the nurse. His solution: add four sutures. Before he spoke again I said, “Doc, do you think it would help if I stay in bed longer?” He said, “It would probably help.”
So back on bed rest for two more weeks, I read my devotion from “Joni and Friends.” It began:
“His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realm.” Ephesians 3:10
The powers and principalities, all the heavenly hosts and the dark rulers of the universe, millions of unseen beings are intensely interested to see just how “able” God is to sustain the weak and the weary.
Ephesians 3:10 tells us that God teaches the unseen world all about Himself, and He does it using you and me as His audio-visual aids. We are used of the Lord to show the universe how great, awesome, and wonderful God and His grace are.*
There’s more but you can see the power of God that changed my outlook yesterday. Reading this note from Joni opened my eyes again to God’s unchanging faithfulness.
Are you where God can use you to teach the unseen (and seen) world about His love, power, and grace?
In Christian Love,
*Taken from More Precious Than Silver. Copyright © 1998 by Joni Eareckson Tada. www.joniandfriends.org


  1. sam

    Sorry you are on extended bedrest; however, when you spend it with God, you are the blessed one. You are becoming quite a writer.
    My thoughts and prayers. Agnes

  2. I return to the doctor this week. I feel well and all is healing. Thank you for your prayers Agnes. God bless you for your faithfulness to Him.


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