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All of us at one time or another have questioned whether God still cares. It seems like the world has sunk to its lowest levels and very few even notice. There is chaos on the world stage and tragedy on the home front. The greatest evangelist of our day has gone on home and we all wonder what is left. Then, as he always does, God reminds us He still loves us. 

He reminds us of his resume. He created the world and all that is in it. He separated the nations, he brought salvation through His Son. He promised and kept his word to Adam & Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Samuel, David, Solomon, Elijah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and to Israel. As the Psalmist remembered, he took the slaves from captivity, and led them across a sea on dry land.He fed them for 40 years–1 day at a time. He gave them a pillar of cloud by day and fire by night. He cleared Israel for their inheritance–and has protected them even to this day. 

We need only remember his faithfulness through the generations; to trust his continued faithfulness in our lives. His plan is perfect, and his timing exact. We simply must remember that it is not about us alone–we are not the center of the universe. We are loved, we are offered eternal life, and full and meaningful life–but, we were never offered an easy or event-free life. Like Israel, we have to walk through the trials and crisis of our day; and, remember this really is the journey and not the destination. As Paul said in Philippians 3, “But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. 21 He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.”

We must not give up. We simply need to remember that he has our lives in his care and as he has loved and forgiven our great failures. We too must, therefore, live lives of love and forgiveness; pressing on to take hold of that for which he has taken hold of us.

God Bless You

And I said, “This is my fate;
    the Most High has turned his hand against me.”
11 But then I recall all you have done, O Lord;
    I remember your wonderful deeds of long ago.
12 They are constantly in my thoughts.
    I cannot stop thinking about your mighty works.

13 O God, your ways are holy.
    Is there any god as mighty as you?
14 You are the God of great wonders!
    You demonstrate your awesome power among the nations.
15 By your strong arm, you redeemed your people,
    the descendants of Jacob and Joseph. Interlude

16 When the Red Sea[a] saw you, O God,
    its waters looked and trembled!
    The sea quaked to its very depths.
17 The clouds poured down rain;
    the thunder rumbled in the sky.
    Your arrows of lightning flashed.
18 Your thunder roared from the whirlwind;
    the lightning lit up the world!
    The earth trembled and shook.
19 Your road led through the sea,
    your pathway through the mighty waters—
    a pathway no one knew was there!
20 You led your people along that road like a flock of sheep,
    with Moses and Aaron as their shepherds.