As a Deer Longs, Psalm 42:1
As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.
As the deer longs for flowing streams, don’t we all yearn for “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”? Daily, sometimes hourly, we all call upon the Almighty to right our (and all mankind’s) sins of omission and commission, that we continue to perpetrate non-stop. Sad to say, we all continue to mourn the sometimes horrific, “bad things that happen to good people”.
However, Christians, being implacable confirmed optimists, have unshakable HOPE and FAITH in God’s will and plan to continue to make “His will be done here on earth, as it is in heaven”. It is readily apparent that, at least since AD01 (and long prior to that date), God’s world is evolving for the better on all counts. He has been, is, and continues to give us the wonderful fruits of His will to be done here “on earth, as it is in heaven”.
As in most families, I have my own special tragedy in that I lost a beautiful daughter at age 11 from Leukemia. My wonderful gift from God since that time is that now at least 90% of children that contract Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia of childhood are long term survivors and hopefully cured. I like to think of this as my proof that yes, God, Your will is being done and your kingdom is coming; it’s on its’ way right now, as I write this, “as it is in Heaven”!
Re-create us, O God
That in our work and play
We may know the new life
Which you give us and all people
In Jesus Christ