Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Lord is mindful

The Lord has been mindful of us;
He will bless us;
He will bless the house of Israel;
He will bless the house of Aaron.
He will bless those who fear the Lord,
Both small and great.
May the Lord give you increase more and more,
You and your children.
May you be blessed by the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth. – Psalm 115.12-15

Why in the world would God even bother with us? We have made a real muck of it. Adam and Eve’s sin has passed on to all of us and that sin has wrecked the world. To me it would absolute sense if God just wiped us all out.

The psalmist speaks to Israel, but we can just as surely, or even more surely, say with him ‘the Lord has been mindful of us.’

For us that mindfulness goes beyond just being declared His nation of His people. For us His mindfulness means that He sent His son to die for each and every one of us. It means that He knows each of us and that He knows just what we need.

It is only the love of God that can explain His mindfulness. Our rebellion against Him deserves nothing but His wrath.

But still He cares and His caring sent His Son. He is mindful of us and will bless us, even when we don’t deserve it.

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