What a Wonderful Name it Is!
The picture is a poster that my nephew got for us at Christmas. On it are the incredible names of God, the theme of our studies on Wednesday evenings. Since we're unable to get together tonight, I wanted to send out a little reminder of the truth that we've been considering for several weeks now: "Those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You" -Psalm 9:10 The Unchanging God in a Changing World It's amazing how much has changed since last Wednesday night. We gathered together, ate a meal, talked with one another, laughed with one another, opened up the Bible and prayed with one another. We looked at the Lord's prayer together and prayed that God's name would be hallowed (treasured/valued). We didn't foresee that things would change as quickly as they have, but when we got home, the flurry of cancellations began. Our prayer remains the same as it was last week: that His name would be treasured/valued during this unique time.
That His Kingdom would come on earth- so that His name will be treasured!
That His will would be done- so that His name will be treasured!
That He would provide for the daily needs of people- so that His name will be treasured!
That He would forgive us of our sins- so that His name will be treasured!
That He would lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil- so that His name will be treasured!
In a time when it seems that everything has changed, I'm thankful that one of the names of God is "Unchangeable." Malachi 3:6 says, "For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed." It certainly feels like everything is changing, but God is unchanging in His sovereign love & wisdom! "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah...The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; He utters His voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah" -Psalm 46:1-3, 6-7 I'll miss seeing everybody tonight. I'll miss the conversations, the laughter, the prayers, the meal, the bible study, and the joy of being together with our sweet fellowship. But we rejoice that God is our Sovereign, Unchanging Shepherd. Here's a question for you to consider: Which of the names of God means the most to you during this time? With great love, Wes