The Lord Be With You Today!
"Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob,
all the remnant of the people of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since your birth,
and have carried since you were born.
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am He,
I am He Who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you."
(As today's descendants of Jacob, of Israel,
for whom the Lord fulfills His covenant
and Whose covenant of love still covers us
with His promises and expectations,
we belong to the Creator Who conceived of us,
Who put it into His mind to create us in the beginning,
Who has intricately formed us into unique personalities,
Who has provided salvation for us before we even knew we needed it,
Who has stood beside us even when we turn away from Him
and try to go it on our own,
and Who has chosen to forgive us and draw us into His Family.
Not only has He watched over us
from the moment we were first conceived in our mother's womb
and sucked in our first gasp of air,
not only has He accomplished these sovereign acts in our past,
but He declares that He will continue to carry and rescue us and provide for us
even in our decline when we need His sustaining all the more.
If He has so very carefully and intricately designed us and given us life,
how much more can we depend upon Him to fulfill
His promises that spring out of His covenant of love with us
as we walk through the life challenges with which we wrestle.
He has chosen to make us His responsibility today!)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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