Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands. (Isa 49:15-16a)
Our parents step into their new role the day we are born, yet their official capacity ends on the day they (or we) pass away. God, on the other hand, was our Father even before the beginning of time, and will continue to be so into eternity in the heavenly kingdom. His loving presence is permanent.
Still I am certain to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Ps 27:13 (BSB)
Sometimes God resolves our problems immediately. Other times God seems silent. When problems arise, we may be confident in God’s help and kneel before Him with a hopeful heart. But when hours, days, and years go by, and there is still no improvement to our situation, we may feel discouraged, afraid, or even angry. These are natural responses to uncertainty and distress, but if we focus on these negative feelings, we may eventually lose hope and doubt God.
Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient, “The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,” (1 Pet 2:7)
Lord Jesus Christ is precious to us who believe. We have received salvation through our faith in Jesus Christ. Knowing how precious Jesus Christ is and the wonderful grace His salvation provides should motivate us to live for Him. Is Jesus Christ precious to your soul?
Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men. Ps 66:5
Have you ever felt like you unknowingly distanced yourself from God? I know God exists, but God starts to feel less and less relevant as the pressures of urban life catch up with me and I am whisked away by the whims of the world. With deadlines of work looming and responsibilities catching up, suddenly I find that I’m not so close to God anymore.
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.” (Eph 2:14)
In Isaiah 9:6-7, the Lord Jesus came as “the Prince of Peace” who gave the ultimate sacrifice to bring peace between God and humanity. Not only has the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ given us a new life, it also brings reconciliation between the Jews and Gentiles. The dividing wall of hostility that has separated Gentiles from Jews for centuries was the law of commandments and ordinances. The broken body of the Lord through the cross reconciled all men, including both Jews and Gentiles, to God.