Breaking Bread in the Valley
As Abram returned from his victory over Kedorlaomer and his allies, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). 18Then Melchizedek, the king of Salem and a priest of God Most High, brought him bread and wine. 19Melchizedek blessed Abram with this blessing:
“Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
Creator of heaven and earth.
20 And blessed be God Most High,
who has helped you conquer your enemies.” ~ Genesis 14:17-20
Abraham the Hebrew (the Father of the Passover) was in the Valley of Shaveh (the valley of equality) breaking bread with Melkizedek; the King of Righteousness.
Some times God is in our midst and we see Him very clearly. Sometimes we do not recognize the hand of God. When God’s grace goes before us, we call it previenent grace. Often we do not recognize God because we are too focused on ourselves. But other times, we do not recognize God’s grace because it is not time yet for God to reveal Himself in the situation.
Abraham could not have understood the full extent of God’s grace at this moment. He would live and die a man of faith, but would not see the vision fulfilled.
You and I may not always recognize the full extent of God’s presence in our lives. But God is there. And in His perfect timing He will reveal Himself. If He revealed Himself too soon it may overwhelm us and our faith. Instead, God waits to reveal the fullness of Himself at the perfect time.
So like Abraham, give yourself as an offering to God and wait for Him to reveal the fullness of His mercy and grace!