Yesterday I awoke to problems at work and my entire morning was spun into disarray, but, yeah today’s Friday! All week I have been thinking about this verse from O’ Holy Night
Long lay the world in sin and error pining
What in the world is pining and why is the world laying in it?
Words like this fascinate me, especially since our modern language has passed by some many great words like this one. As I matter of fact I don’t reckon ever hearing someone use ‘pining’ in a sentence in my entire life on this here planet.
It’s a great word and does a great job describing the yearning and longing for something different that a world that has succumbed to sin and is without any real hope feels. It even describes our own lives until we realize that salvation was delivered on a starry night in Bethlehem.
So, two things. First, I hope you can find a way to use pining in a sentence today. And then realize that probably whatever your where pining for, probably pales in comparison to the longing and want we should feel towards the creator of the world and the architect of our salvation. Lets make sure that even those our sins are cast away we still are pining for the Lord.
8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8(NLT)