The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 49:5b
. . .for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord
 and My God has been My strength—
(Because Jesus was given the high honor and privilege
to walk out God's purposes through Him to bring salvation
to the scattered, wandering, and lost sheep of Israel,
because He was chosen to bring glory to the Father,
because His obedience and submission honored the Father
even though God's people rejected His Messiah,
even though Jesus essentially failed in His outreach to the Jews,
God the Father has honored and strengthened Christ the Son.
Just as Jesus sought and gained strength to do what was humanly impossible,
so God the Father and Christ the Lord have invited us today
to accept the same high honor of the calling the Lord has bestowed on us,
to carry His Name and to be His outreach to the world.
Just like Jesus Who faced the rejection of the very people to whom He was sent,
when the Lord chooses to allow us to experience difficulties and hardships,
we, too, are most powerfully challenged in those very times
to draw from His strength and to allow His strength
to be made perfect and complete in our inabilities and weakness.
Today, even in the face of seeming defeat and rejection and scorn,
even with the prospect of what looks like a failure in our mission from God,
the Lord declares and promises that we are honored and strengthened through Him
because the mission which He has given us is safely in His sovereign Hands.)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!

In Christ's love,

Blessings,

Sally
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