Articles and thoughts by Steve Green.
Here are a couple of encouraging reminders that you and I are not forgotten. Rather, we are thought of with an undeserved love and tenderness we can hardly imagine.
Psalm 139:17 “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!”
God is always thinking upon us, never turns aside His mind from us, has us always before His eyes; and this is precisely as we would have it, for it would be dreadful to exist for a moment beyond the observation of our heavenly Father. His thoughts are always tender, loving, wise, prudent, far-reaching, and they bring to us countless benefits: hence it is a choice delight to remember them. The Lord always did think upon His people: hence their election and the covenant of grace by which their salvation is secured; He always will think upon them: hence their final perseverance by which they shall be brought safely to their final rest. In all our wanderings the watchful glance of the Eternal Watcher is evermore fixed upon us—we never roam beyond the Shepherd’s eye. In our sorrows He observes us incessantly, and not a pang escapes Him; in our toils He marks all our weariness, and writes in His book all the struggles of His faithful ones. These thoughts of the Lord encompass us in all our paths, and penetrate the innermost region of our being. Not a nerve or tissue, valve or vessel, of our bodily organization is uncared for; all the littles of our little world are thought upon by the great God.
Charles Spurgeon – Morning and Evening
Isaiah 49:15-16 “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.”
God will never, ever forget us… even if we should forget Him. Today, every nanosecond, our Father will be remembering us with the compassion of a nursing mother, no matter what we do, or what kind of a pickle or predicament we are in. The image of being engraved on the palms of God’s hands comes to life when we remember the nail-pierced hands of Jesus. The hands of the most profound love ever imaged hold us tenderly and tightly. Beloved, you are being remembered with compassion right now…
Scotty Smith – Founding Pastor, Christ Community Church
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