When I was a kid I used to enjoy watching wrestling. There was on wrestler that I always kind of found to be silly, but his finishing move was always quite a lot of fun. That wrestler was The Honky Tonk Man. He would often swing his guitar over the head of an opponent and, admist the debris of shattered guitar, would pin his opponent 1...2...3.
I just got Honky Tonked.
I just read the following verse from Isaiah:
“I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness;
I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people
and a light for the Gentiles,
to open eyes that are blind,
to free captives from prison
and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
“I am the LORD; that is my name!
I will not give my glory to another
or my praise to idols.
-- Isaiah 42:6-8
I've just spent the last few minutes reading it, over and over again. Getting re-Honky Tonked. What more can you say to that? There is nothing more.
Then there is this in the next verse:
See, the former things have taken place,
and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
I announce them to you.”
And further down in the chapter is this little nugget:
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake them. (v. 16)
I can tell you from experience: that is MOST certainly true with my walk. I have gone to places that scared me the death (in a Spirtual sense) and felt things that made me numb for days... I've learned to hold onto that hand and when I've let go I haven't much liked what happened.