Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bread for the Journey


A few times lately I've been reminded how God is a God who sees.
Not in the way I pictured Him when I was a little girl 
- when the thought kind of bothered me and I covered up the window -
but, instead, no matter what I've done,
he sees me as one dearly loved.
We read the story of Hagar being mistreated and fleeing into the desert
where an angel speaks to her and, for the first time, she calls out to God saying
“You are the God who sees me.”
The woman judged for "wasting perfume' on her Lord was honored by Him
because he saw her heart, when man saw her sin.
The woman who gave her last penny was noted by Him as giving everything,
when others snickered.
The woman at the well was offered water that would satisfy for life
even as she realized He knew everything about her search
in all the wrong places.
The good news is that God sees and knows how we are made.
Yet He loves us and calls us . . .
"with many a conflict, many a doubt,
fighting and fears within, without . . .
Just as I am, thou wilt receive . . .
O lamb of God I come."



5 comments:

  1. thank you for sharing this beautiful song.sometimes we need to be reminded that we can go to God just the way we are because He loves us unconditionally

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  2. Hmmm, yes!! He sees us inside and out! Such a comfort.

    And that song will forever remind of me Billy Graham Crusades. "If you've come by bus, they'll wait. Just come." And hundreds walked to the front to receive Jesus!!

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  3. A beautiful and comforting hymn and thoughts!

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  4. one of my favorite hymns. thank-you for sharing it and the devotional as well. amen!

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