Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jeremiah 7:16-19

"17 Do you not see what they are doing in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? 18 The children gather wood, the fathers light the fire, and the women knead the dough and make cakes to offer to the Queen of Heaven. They pour out drink offerings to other gods to arouse my anger. 19 But am I the one they are provoking? declares the Lord. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?" Jeremiah 7:16-19 (NIV)

G-d's love, mercy, and compassion for us is unrelenting.  We as the children of G-d often attempt to test His patience, and compassion for us.  Whether our testing comes from denial, anger, rebellion, or doubt, He will never leave us.  We ar His prized creation, and no amount of sin can keep us from His great love.  Indeed, He is the light source of the New Jerusalem, and He alone can conquer the darkness.  It is through Him that the old has passed away, and all things are made new.  It is through Him that we shed our filthy rags, and are robed in the clean white garments that He has sewn to fit perfectly our bodies and souls.

Blessed are You, O' L-rd, our G-d, King of the universe, who has set us apart from this world - and made us distinguishable from the rest because of His Great Love.  Baruch Haba B'Shem Adonai! Baruch Haba B'Shem Adonai! Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the L-rd...

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