Dream word – CHEW
“The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; the Lord raises those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow.” NKJV.
Some midnight munchies
It’s not good for your indigestion but late at night, I often get overcome by the “midnight munchies,” you know, the all consuming need to eat, a “snack attack” that will only be satisfied with the propitiation of the refrigerator. Maybe spiritually, we might also be blessed by the same consuming need? If that is the case for you tonight, then our text gives us five things, even a fist full of Cheerios to chew on, to make us satisfied and happy afore we go to sleep.
The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; we all know people who do not see. They do not see our love for them, they do not see our desire for their good. They might be blind to the hurt they are doing to others, even and especially to themselves. They may be completely blind to the love of God in Christ Jesus. Yes, a person can be blind to oh so many things. One of Gods most special gifts though, is the wondrous gift of site, yes I tell you friends, you can chew on that tonight.
The Lord raises those who are bowed down. Bowed down with sin, bowed down with hopeless depression, bowed down with unspeakable burdens, with overwhelming tiredness, yes bowed down with weights of every kind. God, in either relieving them or strengthening them will raise up their bending backs to even better heights. Yes, you can chew on that tonight.
The Lord loves the righteous. Often those of us who live well amidst a people living badly, become the subjects of scorn and the objects of derision, yes, we are made to feel the alien, the ignorant dweller of an ancient darkness that has robbed us of our site. Yet God loves the truly righteous and you can chew on that tonight.
The Lord watches over the strangers; we sojourners, we foreigners, we immigrants, we pilgrims in a foreign land that have to sleep at night. For the day is long and the journey is very tiring. Yet our God neither sleeps nor slumbers, and takes a special delight, in the watching over of His children, and standing guard for them at midnight. Yes, you can chew on that tonight.
The Lord relieves the fatherless and widow. In God’s economy, families journey together and it is the chief responsibility of the father and the husband to be the main provider. Some of you may lay down your worried head tonight, knowing that the death or absence of an earthly father, an earthly husband, has turned this once open blessing of provision into a now bricked up bastion that needs relief, even a broken city in which there is left no hope, in which there is left no fight! yet, God relieves the fatherless and the widow, and I tell you, you can chew on that tonight.
Listen: “But the way of the wicked He turns upside down. The Lord shall reign forever — Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord!” Psalms 146:9-10 NKJV
Pray: Lord, You build up Jerusalem; You gather together the outcasts of Israel. You heal the broken hearted and bind up their wounds. You count the number of the stars; You call them all by name. Great are You our Lord, and mighty in power; Your understanding is infinite. You lift up the humble; You cast the wicked down to the ground. I sing to You Lord with thanksgiving; for You cover the heavens with clouds, and prepare rain for the earth. It is You who makes grass to grow on the mountains and give to the beast its food. Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion! For He has strengthened the bars of our gates; He has blessed our children within us. He makes peace in our borders, and fills you with the finest wheat to give us strength to fight. Yes Lord we do rejoice, that we can chew on all these thing tonight. Amen.
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