God’s Care

imagesThe God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob sees individuals.  This is another distinction from the religions of the world that are dispassionate to the masses, even though a prophet or select person may have been specially acknowledged.  Throughout the Bible we see accounts of God’s dealings with individuals low-born, humble, Jew and gentile, weak and prominent.  Consider Ruth a foreign-born woman whom God selected to be the grandmother of King David, part of the lineage of Israel’s Messiah.  God put humility, loyalty and devotion into Ruth and He chose her individually for His purposes.  Consider Esther to whom He granted beauty, courage, and wisdom.  She was a Jew born in captivity, but rose to be a queen who held fast to her destiny and identity.  She discerned the plans of wicked men and courageously spoke out so that God’s providence could bring salvation for His people.  Consider Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, in whom God displayed His might and sovereignty.  Hebrews chapter eleven contains a list of people who demonstrated faith in God, faith of individuals that was rewarded, acknowledged and affirmed by God.

In the New Testament, Yeshua calls specific individuals to respond, but to the crowds He speaks in parables, so that in hearing they do not understand. Yeshua used a boy who came with two fish and three loaves in order to feed the multitudes. Yeshua, choose an unchaste Samaritan woman whose hope was in the coming Messiah to declare, “I, the one speaking to youI am he.” (John 4: 26).  Yeshua called twelve disciples specifically, one who would betray Him. Yeshua called out to specific people like Zacheaus, a tax collector, cripples, blind people, diseased people and a rich young ruler. Once in the synagogue He spoke about faith in the Messiah and what He would do to be recognized. “I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansedonly Naaman the Syrian.” (Luke 4: 25-27). God responds to individual faith.

God knows you specifically, even the hairs of your head are numbered.  You are of great value to God.  God does not show favoritism among people, He loves each person.  No one is too bad for God to accept and forgive through the blood of Yeshua Mesiah.  No one is a “nobody” to God, He knows each person and everything about us from our conception to our last breath.  He calls us to seek Him and be saved.  

I believed in God from my earliest memories, but I was only afraid of Him, then.  My thirst and need lead me to His goodness and provision where Yeshua Messiah was revealed as my Lord and Savior.  The Holy Spirit has been moving in me and upon me since then and my longing and yearning grows more and more that I may be swallowed up into the everlasting arms of Father God.  I can do no more than tell you to come to the lover of your soul; to lift you and your need up through prayer to the One person in the universe through whom the water of life flows like a river, and to share with you the words of life that the Holy Spirit gives to you specifically, deep calling out to the depths of your inmost being, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” (Jeremiah 31:3).

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