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July 23, 2021 8:00 pm
In 2019, Hurricane Dorian was overwhelming the islands of the Bahamas with intense rain, wind, and flooding—the worst natural disaster in the country’s history. Sheltering at home with his adult son who has cerebral palsy, Brent knew they needed to leave. Even though Brent is blind, he had to save his son. Tenderly, he placed him over his shoulders and stepped into chin-deep water to carry him to safety. If an earthly father facing a great obstacle himself is eager to help his son, think of how much more our heavenly Father is concerned about His children.
The Old Testament tells how God carried His people even as they experienced the danger of faltering faith. Moses was reminding the Israelites how God had delivered them, providing food and water in the desert, fighting against their enemies, and guiding the Israelites with pillars of cloud and fire. Meditating on the many ways God acted on their behalf, Moses said, “There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son” (Deuteronomy 1:31).
The Israelites’ journey through the wilderness wasn’t easy and their faith waned at times. But it was also full of evidence of God’s protection and provision. The image of a father carrying a son—tenderly, courageously, confidently—is a wonderful picture of how God cared for Israel. Even when you face challenges that test your faith, remember that God is there carrying you through them
Welcome to this Saturday's edition of Our Daily Bread. I reading is titled God. Key reasons and it was written by Karen Pinto in 2019. Hurricane Dorian overwhelmed the islands of the Bahamas with intense rain, wind and flooding the worst natural disaster in the country's history as a shelter at home with his adult son who has cerebral palsy.
Bread knew they needed to leave.
Even though Brent is blind he had to save his son. Tenderly he placed him over his shoulders and stepped into chain deep water to carry him to safety. If an earthly father facing a great obstacle is eager to help his son. Think of how much more our heavenly father is concerned about his children in the Old Testament.
Moses recalled how God carried his people, even as they experience the danger of faltering faith. He reminded the Israelites of how God had delivered them, providing food and water in the desert fighting against their enemies and guiding the Israelites with pillars of cloud and fire meditating on the many ways God acted on their behalf.
Moses said there you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, the Israelites journey through the wilderness wasn't easy and their faith waned. At times it was full of evidence of God's protection and provision.
The image of a father carrying a son tenderly, courageously, confidently, is a wonderful picture of how God cared for Israel. Even when we face challenges that test our faith.
We can remember that God's there carrying us through them. Today's Our Daily Bread devotional Scripture reading is from Deuteronomy chapter 1 verses 26 through 31, but you were unwilling to go up. You rebelled against the command of the Lord your God.
You grumbled in your tense and said the Lord hates us, so he brought us out of Egypt, to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us where can we go our brothers have made our hearts melt in fear. They say the people are stronger and taller than we are.
The cities are large with walls up to the sky. We even saw the anti-kites. There then I said to you, do not be terrified. Do not be afraid of them, the Lord your God, who is going before you will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt before your very eyes, and in the wilderness there.
You saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son all the way you went until you reached this place. Let's pray dear God, thank you for being our strength and her refuge to all of life's ups and downs and for caring for us so much more than even the best earthly father.
When we are in need. Please calm our spirits and remind us that you are all we need, and that we can trust you with our greatest struggles. Thank you Lord it's in Jesus name we pray. Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries