Welcome Welcome Welcome to you – my Friend!
Blessings to you on this day that the Lord has made – let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Lord Jesus – we thank you that ALL IS WELL.
We thank you for Love and Laughter – Joy and Peace.
We thank you Lord for EVERYTHING.
Our Scripture focus today is from the book of Psalm – Chapter 17:8 —
“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.”
Friend – have you ever wondered if you matter to God? If you are special to Him?
I know as a parent, we try never to have favorites among our children.
With the birth of each child comes a love from us tailor-made just for him or her.
And in the Bible – David unflinchingly assumed he was the apple of God’s eye–a favored son.
From that place of special favor, he asked for the Lord’s protection.
Protected by the Lord ALWAYS brings to my mind
– a picture of a mother hen covering her little chicks
and whenever startled,
the chicks run quickly towards their mother, and she lifts a protective wing to hide them.
It is such a beautiful thought to me – it warms my heart to the core.
So then, what do you think – does God play favorites?
I say no.
I believe God makes each one of us his favorite.
Only He alone is able to do that.
Be encouraged my friend and
Know in your heart that He is ever ready to lift a spreading wing to
cover you(us) with warmth and safety.
Lord, you are awesome!!!
Last thing – friend – be assured that when we realize just how SPECIAL we are to God,
the knowledge will give us the courage to pray for a continuously growing RELATIONSHIP with Him
where we may seek His face, not just His hand.
I am personally humbled, joyful, thankful and grateful for God’s goodness
and His grace, which endures forever and I am prayerful you are too.
Will you bow your head with me and let’s end with this prayer—
“Lord Jesus, your are mighty and marvelous – we LOVE you and PRAISE you forever and ever! “
Bless Your Holy Name.