The Lord Be With You Today!
Then Isaiah son of Amoz sent a message to Hezekiah:
“This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says:"
(Hezekiah has just completed his fervent prayer
laying out the threat before the Lord of the enemy army at his doorstep,
an enemy at the ready and threatening an imminent invasion of Judah.
As always, the Lord hears and answers prayer,
always faithful to the needs of His people,
always hearing our cries for His intervention.
Today, whether the Lord’s response comes to us
through another human being or from God’s Word
from some external sign that we recognize as from the Lord
or from an inner sense of the Lord speaking His truth to us,
Hezekiah’s experience shows us the Lord’s intense and faithful interest
in answering our passionate prayers for His intervention.
Just as surely as the Lord placed Hezekiah’s prayer in His Word for us today
to show us how to pray when we are in dire need,
just as surely also does the Lord place this next statement in His Word
as an assurance for us today that He answers us in our need,
that He faithfully responds and speaks to us in our distress.
He simply invites us to listen to and to listen for His response.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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