Tuesday, November 8, 2011
My little dog was lost.
I prayed for God's help in finding him, feeling selfish.
After all, wars are waging all over the planet.
The rain hasn't come to come areas, and the people are starving.
Earthquakes have shaken towns and villages, causing mud to cover lives.
Terrorists are plotting, training for evil, and must be watched.
Disease spreads daily.
Presidents and leaders are struggling with economics, immorality, each other.
The weather has just gone crazy.
God, our Father, the High Priest, has this blue planet to care for, in the midst of a dynamic universe that listens to Him and does what He says.
Why would I think that Abba Father would care that my dog was lost?
If it matters to me, it matters to Him.
Before the creation of the world, He knew me and had plans for me.
I am his heir.
I am eternal.
He loves me, knows when I hurt, knows when I am weak.
What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it-we're called children of God! That's who we really are. But that's also why the world doesn't recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who He is or what He's up to. 1 John 3: 1-2 Message.
For some, it is much easier to believe God's miracles than to believe that He really loves us, His children. We know what we have done, how we have failed. It's hard to forgive ourselves.
We can't forget it. He can.
We're not worthy of His love or grace. He knows that, and loves us anyway.
Loves us enough to help a mentally challenged dog find his way home.
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11