Dearly Beloved, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Deuteronomy 32:9.10, “For the Lord’s portion is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance.In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of His eye. “
From the above context we learn that the people of Israel were the portion of God. And Jacob was His inheritance. God sought for Jacob in a desert land. He protected him, cared for him and guarded him, as the apple of His eye. He was roaming about in the wilderness amidst howling people. Without anybody to care for him he was left alone in the rough desert places. In such a place God found him. In other way we can say, that he was weary and forlorn in his life and in his emptiness God found him. He had nothing for himself, His future was almost uncertain and in such a state of life God found him. Having found him, God himself, made him to realize his state of affairs. God instructed him, encircled him, and protected him as the apple of his eye. As you are reading this message you may be thinking that your life has been shattered like Jacob. And some of you are worried about your children wherever they have gone to settle, and you have no news about them. God is going to search them out for you because of the tears you have been shedding, regarding them.
Just as God found Hagar in the wilderness, struggling with her son, Ishmael, who was almost dying out of thirst. Having found her son God did not wish that he should die, of thirst but revived him with a spring of water to quench his thirst. Hagar was left alone with no one to help her, save her or comfort her. Neither Abraham nor Sarah came in search of her. But God Himself came in search of her. He found her and her son, in the most pitiable condition, and restored them. Abraham’s wife Sarah became jealous and asked her husband to banish them to the desert. Sent away with only small rations of food and water, Hagar and Ishmael were miraculously saved from dying of thirst by an angel. Hagar’s response to the Angel of the Lord’s message: “She gave this name to the Lord, who spoke to her: ‘You are the God who sees me,’ for she said, ‘I have now seen the One who sees me.’’ Hagar, out of gratitude, gives God a name: “ El Roi,” the God Who Sees.
Jehovah is a God who sees us in our affliction. He is a God who will find us out. Wherever we may hide ourselves, God will find us out. God will trace out your son or daughter who has absconded themselves and you are weeping over them. God will look out for them and bring them back to you. You don’t have to worry, just cast your burden upon the Lord. God will not only find out your lost children but also your lost jewels. Your lost property, your lost wealth and your lost document, your locker key too will be recovered. God will let them float before you just as the axe floated when Prophet Elisha chopped a twig and threw it into the river Jordan. Immediately the iron axe began to float, and the man took his lost axe gladly. God knows all about you and all that you have lost in life. He will thoroughly search and find them out for you. May be you are worried as to what is happening behind your back. God will help you find the hidden mystery in your life. Hallelujah! God will send His word to fulfil the purpose for which it was sent and having accomplished its task the word will return back to the Lord. God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, we thank you for finding Jacob in the wilderness. You found him, protected him and met all his needs. We also thank You for searching all our lost goods and returning them to us. We pray that You will help us find out the hidden mystery in our life.