The Lord Be With You Today!
"For I am the Lord your God
(Even though His people are living in exile
as a result of their disobedience and sin,
the Lord reminds them of Who He is and that He alone is their God.
Just in case we lose sight of Who we are serving,
He gives us this reminder today, as well,
of Who He is and of Whose we are,
that He has declared He is our Mighty God, the Great I AM,
Who has made a covenant with us that is unbreakable.)
Who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."
(This command from the Lord not to fear
is the most often repeated command in the entire Bible,
and His message with that command is always
one of promise and hope and help.
He acts decisively and forcefully so that we have no reason to fear.
He takes the initiative and reaches out and grabs us by the hand.
Here is a picture of the Lord eagerly,
fervently stretching out His Hand to grasp ours
and then, when He has our attention
and is holding us securely in His powerful Hand,
He lovingly speaks to us in defiance of fear,
to assure us, to instill courage in us,
to remind us that we belong to Him
and that He does not desert His Own!)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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