Saturday, January 11, 2014

Washing the Bloody Baby

Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, "Live!" Ezekiel 16:6, NIV

What could be so pathetic as a baby cast out and despised? He is neglected and despised, but God takes pity on him. Israel is God's child, both chosen and disciplined.

Our Old Testament is basically the story of Israel. A nothing nation, not a good or great people, but chosen none the less. The least of nations, but chosen by God.

For us in the church this teaches that there is nothing in us. But by the grace of God we prevail.

Are you a seemingly insignificant person, to the world that is? No matter. I can testify to this, setting an example that God chooses and loves nobodies. One can be like an infant, his cord not cut, kicking in its blood. But God will see you, and say, "Live!"

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