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Powered by 4 - Dec. 21, 2012


Friday, December 21

Love and Compassion

today's reading.
Isaiah 55   “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price...

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I love you. I want to know you. I will take care of and provide for you--is the message what hit me as I read Isaiah 55. I was moved, so I read the passage one more time. My thoughts, again, went to the goodness of God, but God's candor in verse 2 caught my attention and I kept looking back at it. After starting out powerfully with the declaration and invitation to "Come, everyone" and take what I offer "without price." God then immediately follows up, basically asking us: Why, when I offer you total satisfaction, do you continue to seek after other things that will never match up? Excellent question. I absolutely know that God loves me and I know what and how He provides. Yet, I still find myself chasing after other unsatisfactory things. So taking a little time to ponder God's question was good for me today, especially during this Christmas season.

So what about you? What's your response to God's question in verse 2? Tami W.

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