The Lord Be With You Today!
“But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen,
you descendants of Abraham My friend,
(The Lord still calls out each of us by name,
declaring that He has chosen us, that He has set us apart,
declaring that we belong to the line of His chosen people
that we, unlike those who put their trust in other gods, belong to Him.)
I took you from the ends of the earth,
from its farthest corners I called you."
(Like Abraham whom the Lord called out of a foreign country,
whom He guided into and blessed with a land of his own,
the Lord still calls us today out of the place where we have set up our lives,
trying to survive and flourish out of our own strength and endeavors,
and into a place in Him, Who is the Promised Land for us today.
Not one of us has been so far away, so far removed, so lost,
that He could not find us and call us into His purposes.
No matter where He finds us, no matter what circumstances He finds us in,
no matter how far astray we have wandered,
He calls us out of those far, hidden corners of our past,
He calls us out of our present wandering
and into His presence and into a life of redemption and hope and victory.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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