Friday, August 20, 2010

Finding Shelter in His Branches

Ezekiel 17

Today, it is my hope that you will read this entire chapter for yourself. To hear about the leaders being taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar and how great empires fall using the images of two eagles one being Nebby and the other from Egypt.

Even though they were both big empires they fail because God isn't with them.

Hope is found beginning in verse 22, where the LORD tells them He will take a branch from the tall cedar tree and plant it. Jesus. Do you see it? WE have hope once again because of Jesus. I love that the LORD puts it like this It will be a majestic cedar, sending forth its branches and producing seed. Birds of every sort will nest in it, finding shelter in the shade of its branches. Don't you love it?

Did you catch producing seed? He will save so many souls! Souls of all types of people will find shelter among His branches. We will be safe from harm resting in His Shelter. It is the LORD that allows us to grow and bloom, or restores our weary worn branches to blooming fruit. It is the Light that our souls receive resting in His shade that allows us to grow into the people He sees. Yes, He sees each of us as His beautiful children that will grow into the people that He envisions, if we will just seek His shelter and grow! Grown in relationship with Him through His Word, His People, and His Ways!

Oh this is so beautiful and just what I needed this morning! Hope that we have because of Jesus! Thank you Lord, for Jesus. Only Jesus may we trust with our salvation…

Sweet blessings,


1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, as I read this morning, I wondered what you would pick out to write about.

There was a riddle about two eagles and the riddle was explained and then there was the justice of a righteous God and a funeral song for Israel's kings. Through all of that God, gave you something beautiful to share with us.

I love the way that verse 22 starts out with, "This is what the Sovereign Lord says." Then that passage ends with verse 24 saying, "I, the Lord have spoken, and I will do what I said." Yes, He does what He says will do and He is the God who speaks!