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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Word-Filled Wednesday ~#52~ Better Than a String on His Finger

{Word-Filled Wednesday . . . Thursday Edition '-) }

PASSAGE: "But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear Him, and His righteousness with their children's children . . . " ~Ps. 103:17

"The LORD appeared to us in the past saying: 'I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.'" ~Jer. 31:3

"Before I was born the LORD called me; from my birth He has made mention of my name . . . 'Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget,
I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands . . . " ~Is. 49:1(b)-15-16(a)

LESSON LEARNED: At sometime or other, many of us have had such hectic schedules, days with too much to remember, or suffered from a bout of bad memory, that we have had to enlist the old trick of tying a string around our finger so that we wouldn't forget something important.

What if the Lord had to do something like that so that He could remember us? After all, He has A LOT on His plate . . . He has all of creation ~ everywhere ~ to be in charge of, not to mention all those prayers being prayed, sins to forgive, healing to administer, comforting those who mourn and rejoicing with those who rejoice. How does the great-big, incredible God of All remember simple little ol' you and me?

Well, of course, we KNOW that simply BECAUSE He is The One True God that that's part of Who He is. But I think He purposefully stuck this precious "word picture" in the middle of a passage over-flowing with reminders of the promise and hope in His faithfulness so that we would be reminded of just how much He loves even us. God doesn't need a string tied around His finger to remind Himself of us, He loves us so much and thinks of us so often because He has "engraved you on the palms of My hand . . . " What a word-picture! How deep is His love!

So, here's something we should need no string on our finger to remember: God has said to even us ~ "I will not forget YOU!"

Glory in the highest!

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. PTL, that He never forgets us! Blessings to you!



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