God . . . remembered Abraham. (Gen. 19:29)
I was rushing to get a late supper cleaned up at home before heading across the parking lot for the prayer service. My husband, RB, went early, and I thought our three-year-old had gone with him. I grabbed my Bible and rushed into the church, ready to listen to the praises of the saints and join in carrying their requests to God. Ready, until I remembered Emily. My eyes met RB’s from the organ bench, both of us mouthing, “Where’s Emily?” A bit of panic ensued, until I found her fast asleep in her sister’s bed.
God was planning to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah. He was done with their debauchery. He had tired of the weight of their sin. But God remembered Abraham. This man loved God and showed that love through his obedience, kindness, unselfishness, and benevolence. And in remembering Abraham, God thought of Lot. He made provision for them to flee, but with the promise, obedience was required.
Numerous promises in God’s Word remind us that God remembers his children. Many of these promises require action on our part—to be still while God fights for us, to resist the devil and make him flee, to confess our sins to find forgiveness, etc. When you feel alone, your heart is breaking, or burdens are heavy, know that God is remembering you and planning for your escape.
Picture yourself sheltered by God, under his hand.
Pamela Kuhn’s favorite word is joy, and her favorite place is anywhere that holds books and sells tea. Her husband, RB, is an associate professor at Indiana Wesleyan University.
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