Sunday, May 08, 2016

May 8, 2016: Bigger Than Mom’s Love

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 129  

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …  Please take the time to take in a You Tube video of on of Dennis Jernigan singing his song It’s Gonna Be Alright Child, declaring the extent of God’s love for His children. … And then ON TO THIS LINK to hear the group Avalon singing There Are No Orphans of God, declaring that in the family of God, God’s love will never turn away any of His kids!!

Highlight Passage:  Isaiah 49:15 [NKJV] …  
15 …So the Lord Answers, … “Can a woman forget her own baby and not love the child she bore? Even if a mother should forget her child, I will never forget you. …” 
… God, through Isaiah, of the extent of His love for His children being even stronger than a mother’s love for her baby.
Highlight Context – Isaiah 49:13-21 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… God, through Isaiah, expresses the extent of His love for His people, Israel.

Reference Passage #1 - John 3: 16 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK 
… You surely know this one about the extent of God’s love for His chosen ones.

Reference Passage #2 - Hebrews 13: 5 [NKJV] …  
5 For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 
 … The book of Hebrew Author’s quote of God retelling His people (from Deut. 31:6, 8) that His love would never abandon them.

My Journal for Today:  On this Mother’s Day, Our Daily Bread author, Lawrence Darmani, not surprisingly related a story of a mother’s steadfast and sacrificial love for her child.  He wrote: At her mother’s 50th birthday celebration with hundreds of people present, firstborn daughter Kukua [see photo] recounted what her mother had done for her. The times were hard, Kukua remembered, and funds were scarce in the home. But her single mother deprived herself of personal comfort, selling her precious jewelry and other possessions in order to put Kukua through high school. With tears in her eyes, Kukua said that no matter how difficult things were, her mother never abandoned her or her siblings. 

And then ODB author, Darmani, used this story to illustrate God’s expression of His steadfast and certain love for His children, highlighting God’s expression of His love, in Isaiah 49:15, being like the steadfast and sure love of a mother for her new baby. I pray today, on this special day of recognition for our moms, that we recognize the extent of God’s love for His chosen - adopted - ones. LIKE ME. …

 So, PLEASE take the time to take in the two songs above which express the extent of God’s love for His children … that love being even greater than the love of a Mother for her baby.

My Prayer Today:  O, Heavenly Father, … Lord, … Your love has always been deeper and greater than that of my mother for me. And THAT’S A WAY BIG LOVE !!! Amen  

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