The Lord Be With You Today!
Listen to Me, you islands; hear this, you distant nations:
(Because this is the Messiah speaking, not only should Israel listen to Him,
but also the far nations of the earth because He is declaring His qualifications.)
Before I was born the Lord called Me;
(He has been called forth and appointed to His work.
He did not just step into the need,
but He was divinely selected and assigned to His work of salvation
before the foundations of the world were laid
because God knew we would desperately need a Savior.
We, too, before we were born have been called.
The Lord God, the Most High God, has called us out, selected us,
divinely singled us out for His special purposes.)
from My mother’s womb He has spoken My name.
(Having been given the name Jesus before He was even placed in the womb.
Jesus was called to His divine mission of salvation
for not only the Jews but also for the nations.
The Lord has also named us a special name that He Himself has chosen for us,
a name that relates to the divine mission to which He has called us.
He says our name repeatedly as He knitted us together
even from our our earliest conception
because we are so precious to Him
and because He wants us to recognize His Voice calling our name
from our earliest moments of life.
He has been calling us from birth and continues calling us today.
He eagerly desires that we fulfill His divine mission for us
and all the purposes He has ordained in our lives.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ's love,
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