Finding God in the every day

Week 8 Day 3

Jeremiah 3217 “Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

            If you were to read the whole chapter of Jeremiah quoted here you would find what I believe is one of the most hopeful incidents and prophecies of the Old Testament. Jeremiah, imprisoned within the courtyard of the guard arranged to purchase land from his kinsman and made sure all of the documentation would be preserved for the coming day when the Israelites would be freed from Babylonian captivity. The year was far off in the future, The Babylonian siege was still under way. Jeremiah knew King Zedekaih would be carried off with the other notables of the land, and yet he had enough hope, and clear sight of God’s promise to make this seemingly outrageous plan. To be sure, like so many things in Jeremiah;s life this was to be a symbol to the rest of Israel that God would deliver them in time to come.

            The point her for us today is whether you believe in a God who is willing to intervene in the lives of his people.  Well, do you? I have wrestled long and hard with this question, and I can and will answer in the affirmative. I do believe in this amazing God who intervenes. Scripture tells us that it is true. Hebrews 7: 24 but because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 Therefore he is able to save completely[c] those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them., Romans 8: 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us., I John My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.

            Moreover, I can and will testify at every opportune moment that God has intervened in so many miraculous ways in my life that even though I might now be aware of it in the moment, upon reflection I understand that His guiding and merciful hand have saved me even from my own folly.

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust him, How I’ve proved him o’er and o’er…Oh for grace to love him more.. Louisa M. R. Stead | William James Kirkpatrick© Words: Public Domain Music: Public Domain

Published by larry7253

Larry M Lawrence is an author, composer, Musician, retired pastor, and lives in Missouri with his wife Jane.

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