The Lord Be With You Today!
I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord,
the deeds for which He is to be praised,
according to all the Lord has done for us—
yes, the many good things He has done for Israel,
(The prophet begins His praise of the Lord
by saying he will commemorate and celebrate
God’s long-suffering, His faithfulness, and His great love to His people.
When Isaiah thinks on the many acts of God’s kindness toward His people,
He has to begin with praise and acknowledgement of those mercies.
So often, we focus on all the things that are wrong in our lives,
rather than focusing on the Lord and all that He has made right in our lives.
He has done great and mighty things for each of us
and protects us and provides for us in ways we can’t even begin to comprehend
according to His compassion and many kindnesses.
All that the Lord provides for us comes out of His great love for us.
He is not a God of retribution, but allows us to make choices of our own.
He is not a God Who refuses to forgive, but His mercies are new every morning.
He is not a God Who rejects us because of our failings, but is faithful and true.
He is not a God without a feeling for our infirmities, but intercedes for us.
He is a God of kindness and mercy and grace and long-suffering.
He is a God Who has chosen us today and delights in us.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!
In Christ’s love,
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