Monday, April 5, 2010

Isaiah 27:3

"I the Lord do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day."
Isaiah 27:3

This scripture is talking about the vine of Israel... basically, all of us as we’re either born into the vine or adopted into it. :) I love the way that he talks about us here, the way that he cares for us and watches over us... night and day, lest anything hurt us. :) You get the same kind of image in the allegory of the olive trees, how he balances the roots and the branches, taking away the wicked branches only when they threaten to overwhelm the good. Life can get unmanageable sometimes when we don't remember that a lot of the things that we worry about are really the Lord's job. Ours is to listen, learn, play nice (helping others rather than hurting them), and grow into ourselves. Obedience is something that we all have to learn as children... we don't always comprehend why we can't play in the street, or why we have to stay away from the cool, shiny knives... but learning to obey our parents anyway prolongs our lives. And so it is with our spiritual lives as well. Listening to God, our Heavenly Father, and doing what he says is the best way that we can protect ourselves from unknown dangers... for he does love us, and care for us... "every moment." Including today. :)

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