Night Whispers Devotional

November 3rd

Dream word – WAY

Isaiah 35:4-6

“Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.” KJV.

Of jennels, jiggers, snickleways and twittens

I presently live on the border of East Sussex and the county of Kent, and my part of South Tunbridge Wells is riddled with well established and beautiful cut-throughs and short cuts between all the walls and hedges, fences and houses. In my home county of Derbyshire we call these short cuts, these new ways, “jennels” and in other part of the country they are referred to as “jiggers” or “snickleways” (isn’t that cute!), but down here in this part of the “soft and sunny” South, they are delightfully referred to as “twittens.”

A synapse is a highly specialised junction either between two neurons (nerve cells) or a neuron and a protein cell which in turn allows the transmission of chemical and electrical signals, resulting in a quick cascade of a physical response. These established synaptic pathways are of course especially important in brain function and can be easily destroyed by anything from drugs to disease, thus limiting the capacity of brain functionality. The brain however is quite remarkable, especially in younger people, in that even with the destruction of existing synaptic pathways, others can be established as time goes on.

Now, I have neither the knowledge or understanding to correctly communicate how the brain works, but then who does! The investigation and understanding of brain function and the defining of intelligence and consciousness seems almost as accurate as describing a single star on the Eagle Nebula. Yup, I reckon we understand about that much! Nevertheless, this phenomenon of the damaged brain’s capacity to establish new cut-throughs and short cuts, or if you will, new jennels, snickleways and twittens is quite remarkable.

My point tonight is this: In the establishment and growth of towns and cities, human beings have always been in the business of establishing twittens, those quicker and often prettier cut-throughs, so as to arrive speedier and more refreshed at their desired destination. In the same way, even nature, from rivers to streams and from the establishment or reestablishment of broken brain synaptic pathways, has been in the business of making ways were there are none. Do you not think tonight then, that our God can make for you ways where at the moment there are none? Of course He can! So, to some of you tonight, I need to tell you that God can make a way! Trust Him in this.

Listen: No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” - (1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV.)

Pray: It is a very simple prayer of mine tonight dear Jesus, please make a way, open up a new way, a hidden way, a forgotten way, where at the moment there appears to be none. In Jesus name I pray, amen.

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