Good morning and a blessed start of the day. Just reading the word of God and meditating on it. So much to learn and so much to be encouraged by and to be empowered , to keep us warm in our soul and spirit.
“He said, “Surely they are my people, sons who will not be false to me”; and so he became their Savior. In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.”
– Isaiah 63v8-9
The above scripture just “hits” me. I always remember when Jesus Christ went for some “alone time” after John’s the Baptist murder, when Lazarus died and He wept. I can see the Lord being emotional and sensitive as we are. Still, these verses in Isaiah are so strong, especially when it says “in all their distress he too was distressed”, wow!
We think of God as somebody up there in Heavens looking at us from above and feeling nothing. A superior creature that looks down to its servants and plays around. Before Christianity the gods whom the ancients believed, had that role of playing with humans but let’s not be confused. Today we talk about the true God who is alive, who came in flesh and blood, who lived an earthly life of just 33 years, who had a mission and He fulfilled it within 3 years, who lacked a lot within his earthly life, who was arrested, tortured, mocked, crucified and basically murdered. He felt all emotions that we do feel. He felt hungry, thirsty, tired and hurt. He cried, He smiled, He wished that He was out of His painful mission. To become a Saviour, He had to go on distress on our behalf and still, after His victory through His resurrection, He continues “in all their distress he too is distressed” and He continues to lift us up and carry us in His warm arms.
I do not see a distanced cold God. I see a Saviour, a Redeemer and mostly a God full of Warmth! Amen!
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