From this position of being in God’s love, we are then able to call upon God. Part you heavens and come down here, Lord. Rescue, deliver, save. Do what you do for the people whom you love. We can be bold in asking God to act upon the love that he has for us…
3 Lord, what are human beings that you care for them,
mere mortals that you think of them?
4 They are like a breath;
their days are like a fleeting shadow.
5 Part your heavens, Lord, and come down;
7 Reach down your hand from on high;
deliver me and rescue me
from the mighty waters,
15 Blessed is the people of whom this is true;
blessed is the people whose God is the Lord.
Psalm 144:3-5, 7, 15
It is incredible that God cares about us. Who are we? The creation story tells us we are dust returning to dust when we are done on this earth. James tells us that we are mist which appears for a while.
Who are we that God would care about us?
Yet he does care about us. Not only that, we loves us and delights in us. He has made us his own and given his son for us. Jesus came to earth as a baby in the Christmas story – conceived of a virgin to live a sinless life and become the eternal once-for-all sacrifice for our sin. God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only son…
From this position of being in God’s love, we are then able to call upon God. Part you heavens and come down here, Lord. Rescue, deliver, save. Do what you do for the people whom you love. We can be bold in asking God to act upon the love that he has for us.
We also must be aware of God’s ways and expectations for people who call upon his name. He expects that we will live and love like him. He does not respond well when his people reject God with their lives.
Blessed, though, are his people. Blessed are those whose God is the Lord. Not our stomachs. Not our careers. Not our children or our freedom. Our God is the Lord.
Part your heavens and come down to our circumstance today, God.