The Lord Be With You Today!

Isaiah 56:4-5
For this is what the Lord says:

“To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths,

who choose what pleases Me
 and hold fast to My covenant—
(Even though we all were once outside the Lord’s presence
tells us here that He still gives us the sure hope
that we have access to Him through His covenant mercy.
The Lord’s invitation to His chosen people
extends even to those of us at the bottom rung of society’s hierarchy,
to all who have been formerly shut out of society,

and to those of us who cannot produce effective results on our own.
Once we give Him our inability and our inadequacy,

once any of us chooses to eschew our own will,
once any of us chooses to obey the Lord and His ways,
He chooses us and adopts us as His Own.)

to them I will give within My temple and its walls

a memorial and a name
 better than sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name
 that will endure forever.”
(When we surrender our lives to Him,
not only does the Lord assure us that He chooses us
and makes a place for us in His presence,
but He declares that He rewards us
with what we could not give ourselves or produce for ourselves.
Though we could never produce offspring,
never produce lasting achievement,
through Him we achieve honor and favor, a progeny, offspring,
that is far better than anything we could ever have achieved.)

May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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