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Name: Buzz Trexler
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Journalist for 29 years; married to Donna for 28 years; parent of David, 27, and Elizabeth, 24; pastor of Green Meadow United Methodist Church in Alcoa since 2002.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Out of the miry clay ...

“You show me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Psalm 16:11

In summer 1985, Donna gave birth to Elizabeth and David was almost 3½ years old. Just months before, God put me on the path of salvation. As the psalmist wrote in Psalm 40:2, “He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.”

God had taken me out of the “miry clay.” He showed me the path of life, and in God’s presence I found “fullness of joy.”

The Newsboys’ “Devotion” comes to mind:

“You found me
in a shallow grave
You dragged (called) me out from beneath it all
You healed (touched) me
saved me
in the nick of time
Your perfect time”

As I have found, walking with God for more than two decades now, there is more pleasure in walking with God than all that Babylon has to offer.

And no eye has seen the pleasures that God has for us in the world beyond.

Grace and peace ...