Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 241
Devotional Song: … GO TO THIS LINK … Please take the time to take in a You Tube video of images from the group Phillips, Craig, and Dean singing … Your Grace Still Amazes Me, poignantly expressing the wondrous grace of a God who would reach out to save and transform one like me.
Highlight Passage: Exodus 4:10-12 [NKJV] …
13 Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?”
… Hagar is the first person to give God a name … “The God Who Sees” = El Roi
Highlight Context … Genesis 16:1-13 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
… God cares for Hagar’s child and her life.
Reference Passage #1 … Lamentations 3:22-23 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
… God’s mercy and grace are new every morning … and God is so great!
Reference Passage #2 … Romans 3:23, 5:8 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK …
… In spite of who/what we are, God provides His saving grace to all who would receive it.
My Journal for Today: … Our Daily Bread author, Tim Gustafson, illustrates God’s infinite compassion by His sending the pre-incarnate Christ to visit Hagar in the wilderness, telling her what will come from Ishmael, her son; and she gives God the fist name from any earth dweller … “The God Who Sees.”
As a pagan like Hagar named our God, He is the “God Who Sees” all and has compassion on all … yes, even those born in sin … like me … and maybe you. Even as the sinners we are, He sees us and reaches down (see attached photo) and is willing to provide His saving grace to any/all who would receive His wondrous, saving grace.
I pray all who read here join me, with thankful hearts, expressing what Phillips, Craig, and Dean sing (linked above) … that we serve a God who sees us … everyday and is willing to reach out to us with His mercy/grace … (see Lam. 3:22-23).
My Prayer Today: O, Heavenly Father, … Everyday and in every way, Your grace, Lord, amazes me. Amen
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