In more than three decades of my Christian life, I have been blest by 2 types of Daily devos'
(matter not exceeding 500 words) in universal Christian literature. Not only those Devos'
which have a different theme everyday but also the ones which revolve around a certain
theme over a period of time, say a fortnight, have richly edified me. In fact, both
styles have their own inherent advantages. If the former style caters to the varying
spiritual needs of a christian from day-to-day, the latter aims 'to ground'
a child of God in a certain subject in order he derives the full benefits of the
deep insightful study of a certain topic, spread over a fixed span of time.
In my Daily devo page, I have consciously tried to go in for 'a blend of both the
styles' whereby within a constant theme, I would be aiming to focus on different
facets of it which admittedly is a closer imitation of the 'Constant theme' style
than the 'Varying topics' one.
Having dwelt on the topic of Christian journey in the previous month, now in the month
of Febraury, I intend to focus on a monumental piece of Jewish history….the
Conquest of Canaan, with its particular relevance to modern day breed of
Christian spiritual warriors.
Once again, let me wish you a happy and an edifying read…
A miracle within a miracle
When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet,
when the people gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in,
and they took the city. –
Today, we come back to Rahab story once again…to ponder awhile on yet another miracle,
not often talked about. Frankly, the Rahab’s story never ceases to surprise Bible scholars.
The more one digs into that, more are the insights representing a rare treasure, waiting to be revealed.
So as the Jericho wall miraculously fell, where was Rahab? Since she knew going outside her house at
the time of conquest would be a breach of the covenant, she had entered into with the spies
she with her relatives shepherded into the safety of the house were ensconced therein,
with a scarlet robe tied to the window, hanging outside. We can well imagine she with all her
relatives waiting with bated breath for the Jericho wall to collapse and the city to be conquered.
In case, we have forgotten, where was her house? ON THE WALL!!! Look once again, at her amazing faith.
Even, if her relatives had whispered into her ears, the danger of remaining inside a house with
a shaky foundation, she was in no mood to pay heed to such mutterings. By faith she knew that
while the wall surrounding the Jericho city would collapse, that portion of it on which her
house was situated wouldn’t. That’s exactly what happened. Even as that of others on the Jericho
wall collapsed like a pack of cards, her house as though in the safety of His palm, remained
untouched by the rumble all around.
If felling of Jericho wall was a miracle, then that of Rahab’s house standing tall amidst
ruins was the very definition of a miracle within a miracle. There it stood symbolic,
as it were, of her unshakeable faith, even as that of others very much like their relationship
with the Lord lay in ruins.
Amazing, is God’s protection of the ones, who trust Him completely. How is our trust today?
Father, we praise thee for revealing wonderful truths in Thy Word. We praise thee for providing wonderful
protection to your loved ones’. We magnify thee once again in Jesus’ name. Amen.