Words from the Heart for Sunday August 26th, 2018
This is what God the Lord says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it…
Isaiah 42:5 (NIV)
The Life Giver
The Lord our God as Creator with supernatural power cannot be ignored as He speaks to us, His creation. Mankind may try unsuccessfully to live like they have no need of God, yet we owe our very breath to Him. How much better to welcome His words and His ways in our lives. He made us. He knows best.
More and more Canadian expectant mothers are using the services of midwives for their pregnancy and delivery. Midwives provide primary care for normal pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, usually until about 6 weeks after the baby is born. In many parts of Canada, the costs for midwifery care is covered through the provincial health system. Where midwifery is legal and paid for by the health system, midwives work with the medical profession and health-care system to ensure moms-to-be get the best care possible.
One of the key themes of Scripture is that every good thing that we have comes from the Creator. He loves us and pours out His love to us in so many ways – including the every day provision of basic needs. The God who is powerful enough to speak the world into being is certainly able to provide for us day by day. Jesus even taught His people to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Years before, the prophet wrote this in Isaiah 42:5: “This is what God the Lord says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it…” Within these few words we see the breadth of God’s provision. He has spoken the heavens into being, as well as the planet on which we live. But He also provides the breath that gives us life moment by moment. God cares about the big things in your life and the little things – you can trust Him for whatever you need right now.
These have been words from the heart.