The Lord Be With You Today!
By your messengers you have ridiculed the Lord.
(The powerful invading Assyrian army stands at the door to Jerusalem
threatening to invade her, taunting the inhabitants
by recounting all the army’s past conquests,
and, in effect, now taunting God Himself.
Today, when seemingly insurmountable situations confront us,
taunting us with the deadly seriousness of their opposition,
we need to remember these threats are not only against us,
but they are in direct opposition to God Himself
because we, as the Lord’s "Jerusalem" today,
as His prized and beloved "daughter,"
are His chosen dwelling place and His chosen people.
The situations we face today are attempts to taunt the Lord
as if He isn’t powerful enough to deliver us through whatever lies before us.
In fact, the Lord Himself stands between us and any challenges,
and He takes on the ridicule and threats on our behalf.
Even the most daunting circumstances are nothing to Him,
nor, then, to us His beloved.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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