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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Good Morning...

A good reminder any and every day...

Morning...
by
Charles Spurgeon

"Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands."
Isaiah 49:16
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No doubt a part of the wonder which is concentrated in the word "Behold," is excited by the unbelieving lamentation of the preceding sentence. Zion said, "The Lord hath forsaken me, and my God hath forgotten me." How amazed the divine mind seems to be at this wicked unbelief! 

What can be more astounding than the unfounded doubts and fears of God's favoured people? The Lord's loving word of rebuke should make us blush; he cries, "How can I have forgotten thee, when I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands? How darest thou doubt my constant remembrance, when the memorial is set upon my very flesh?" 

O unbelief, how strange a marvel thou art! We know not which most to wonder at, the faithfulness of God or the unbelief of his people. He keeps his promise a thousand times, and yet the next trial makes us doubt him. He never faileth; he is never a dry well; he is never as a setting sun, a passing meteor, or a melting vapour; and yet we are as continually vexed with anxieties, molested with suspicions, and disturbed with fears, as if our God were the mirage of the desert. 

 "Behold," is a word intended to excite admiration. Here, indeed, we have a theme for marvelling. Heaven and earth may well be astonished that rebels should obtain so great a nearness to the heart of infinite love as to be written upon the palms of his hands. "I have graven thee." It does not say, "Thy name." The name is there, but that is not all: "I have graven thee." See the fulness of this! 

I have graven thy person, thine image, thy case, thy circumstances, thy sins, thy temptations, thy weaknesses, thy wants, thy works; I have graven thee, everything about thee, all that concerns thee; I have put thee altogether there. Wilt thou ever say again that thy God hath forsaken thee when he has graven thee upon his own palms?


Blessings, Dear Friends!
Heather


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7 comments:

  1. I dare think, dear Heather, that there is more to your post than meets the eye..and I needed to hear it this morning. Thank you.

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  2. THANK YOU HEATHER...I needed this today as well.
    Karen

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  3. One of my favorite verses in the whole of the Bible.
    How can we not bow in wonder love and praise at the mercy and grace of our God!
    Blessings dear friend - keep looking up!
    Christine

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  4. This is how we should direct our thoughts today. Let go and trust GOD'S plan in all this.

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  5. There is just so much going on, as I peruse the different blogs: hurt, praise, fear, security- much to encourage and many reasons to gather around each other. But, "each other" is not enough! People fail! Days are long and hard. We need something sure to cling to! I needed this reminder as well. I don't post to point, I hope everyone understands that. I post these because it reminds me of where I am not measuring up or need a little encouragement in an area of my life. I post in case there are others who feel the same as I do! :)

    Blessings!
    Heather

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