Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Pastor's Ponderings, December 1, 2021

Our Father Watches Over Us All


An article in the Apr 26, 2021 CISION PR Newswire was entitled, “Worldwide Smart Baby Monitor Industry to 2028 - Rising Population of Tech-Savvy Millennial Parents Presents Opportunities.”  The article indicates, “Increasing number of working parents worldwide is boosting the growth of the smart baby monitor market globally.”  The article went on to say, “The increasing concerns associated with child safety are also encouraging them to purchase smart baby monitoring devices.”   Clearly baby monitors are increasingly important because of child safety issues.

 

Just like parents desire to monitor their children, our God watches over us (Psalm 121:5-8).  He cares for us (Isaiah 41:13). During our turbulent world where many are afraid to sleep and afraid to go about their duties, there is a constant fear of bad things happening.  But God promises that He will never abandon us (Deuteronomy 31:6).  

 

Our baby monitors are good if their guardians stay awake, but our God is so much better than human guardians. It is good to know that we can sleep peacefully because our God never sleeps (Psalm 121:3-4).  He knows the thoughts that He thinks towards His children; thoughts of peace and safety (Jeremiah 29:11).  We can rejoice because like parents are concerned about their children, our God watches over us all.


Psalm 121:5-8

New International Version

The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand;

the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life;

8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.

 

Isaiah 41:13

New International Version

13 For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand

and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

 

Deuteronomy 31:6

New International Version

6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

 

Psalm 121:3-4

New International Version

3 He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber;

4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

 

Jeremiah 29:11

Amplified Bible

11 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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