The Lord Be With You Today!
The wild animals honor Me, the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to My people, My chosen,
the people I formed for Myself that they may proclaim My praise.
(As the Lord leads Israel out of exile in Babylon,
He promises to provide such an abundance of water
there in the desert wasteland of their journey
that even the dumb animals see His intervention
and will give Him the honor and praise due Him.
The Lord provides for these people
whom He has chosen and called His Own
for the express purpose of their being able to stand as a testimony
to His love and faithfulness and provision.
Today, the Lord has called us His Own, as well,
and not only leads us through desert wastelands in our own lives,
but also provides rich stores of refreshing waters
while we travel those places of desolation.
As we remember that He has formed each one of us as His very Own,
perhaps what we see as the most difficult hardships in our lives
are a privileged opportunity for Him to show forth
His mighty love and provision for us,
knowing that He has promised never to give us more than we can bear
or that He can use to grow and mature us in His purposes.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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