Sunday, September 12, 2010
Rescue, Time and Again
43Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.
What things? God's timely rescues in the midst of wandering, homelessness, loneliness, imprisonment, illness, natural disaster, storms, hunger, unemployment, oppression, dryness, injustice. He is under no obligation. He simply loves the ones whom He has made the objects of His mercy. Ever the compassionate, wise, resourceful Father to the rescue.
Our hope is to know Him and to know that He never tires of the recurring cries for help. He says in Psalm 50 " 14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:
15And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me." It is just that basic a transaction.
I have a son in a new and challenging situation in a new province. He needs to see God operate soon in the lovingkindness put on display in this 107th Psalm. And God will be there for him. This is my prayer and my word of thanksgiving voiced in advance.
31Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!