We had a full weekend that just covered all the seasons of life.
Prayers covered precious people who buried loved ones. Other prayers covered friends as they held vigil in waiting rooms for new grand babies to arrive.
I survived the gamut of emotions watching the Packers and Viking’s game.
There was a wedding thrown in and some sweet and bittersweet conversations with friends going through good and tough times.
It was all the events of life rolled into a few days and I am hitting the ground running this sunny and hot Monday morning.
So just a quick word of encouragement to start your day.
God speaks in themes and for the past week, just about every book, devotion or sermon has centered on Abram/Abraham.
He was the topic of our pastor’s teaching yesterday morning and the portion of a book I marked up earlier in the week with hearts, exclamation points and much underlining.
The part that jumped out at me and has meant the most comes from the description of God making a covenant with him.
In Genesis 15: 9-21, God instructs Abram in what seems bizarre to us in 2018 PETA driven America.
He tells him to gather a select group of animals – certain gender and age…and split them in half. They are to be laid in such a way that a pathway is open between the two halves.
One of our class members shared this was the most serious of covenant’s because both parties would walk between those carcasses and symbolize their intent to keep the contract they were making.
They were, in essence saying, may this be done to the one who breaks this covenant.
But as we read the passage in Genesis, we see that only God passed through.
It was God who made the fullness of the Promise, and God who keeps the promise…and when Israel…or any descendant of Abram…even an adopted daughter like yours truly here…breaks the covenant…it isn’t us who pays.
God paid with the death of His Son for our breaking of the covenant.
When we look at the Cross, we see God paying our debt.
To steal the words of a beautiful song…Amazing love…how can it be…that You would die for me?
Be blessed with this truth today.
NO matter where you go.
NO matter what you do.
If you are IN HIM…you are covered <3