Scripture for Today: Deuteronomy 30:18 “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants. “
I never get tired of gazing at the Swiss Alps! Their towering peaks and gorgeous glaciers are impressive. The Swiss Alps directly or indirectly feed Europe’s four largest rivers; the Danube, draining into the Black Sea, the Po into the Adriatic Sea, the Rhone into the Mediterranean Sea, and the Rhine near us, draining into the North Sea. One could say that these glaciers are the “watershed” of Europe.
A watershed is an area that separates waters flowing to different river basins or seas. We often use this word to describe a turning point in life that decides the future. Our verse today is some of Moses’ last words to the Israelites. This is a watershed moment for them as they choose. The choice is expressed so clearly; life or death? blessing or curse? The passage goes on to say that loving and obeying the Lord is life and length of days.
The Lord gives us watershed moments as well. He gives opportunities to make a clear decision that will affect the rest of one’s life. It happened to me and I chose Him. In doing so I chose life! Since making that decision for Him I have been incredibly blessed. I shudder to think how my life would have “flowed” had I not chosen Him. My life is no bed of roses or “vie en rose” but it is blessed by His presence, His care and His love. I have never regretted my choice, not once, not ever.
Thank you, Lord, for giving me such a clear choice!