November 12 “He spread His wings over us”

hands raised praise worshipHe found us in the bloody mess of our own sin or the sinful choices of others. Then He spread His wings over us, loved us, and made us His bride. What amazing love!

Today’s Readings:
Ezekiel 15 & 16
Psalm 123.1-4
Proverbs 28.20
Hebrews 8.1-13

Ezekiel 15 & 16:

Amazing love

Chapter 16.1-8 gives us a beautiful picture that is true of not only the nation of Israel, but of us. It pictures an unwanted baby left to die, yet God loved her and nursed her back to health. And the story doesn’t end there. Verse 8 says:

8 “When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord GOD.

God chose to love me and you, not because of anything desirable or good in us, but because of His character. He found us “in our own blood” of drunkenness, immorality, worldliness, fear, self-pity, rejection, abuse or the dozens of other ungodly choices and situations we find ourselves in, either because of our sin or the sinful choices of others. Then He spread His wings over us, loved us, and made us His bride. What amazing love! Continue reading