My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. The blessed word that God has given for you today, is from the book of Deuteronomy 26:7, “Then we cried out to the Lord, God of our Fathers, And the Lord looked on our affliction and our oppression.” My Dear Brothers and Sisters, from the above context we understand that our God keeps His promise. He hears us when we cry out to Him and looks upon our affliction and our oppression. When God has made good His promises to us, He expects that we should own it to the honour of His faithfulness. And our hearts are filled with joy, when we see them flowing from the fountain of promise. The nation Israel, sojourned in Egypt, as strangers, they served there as slaves. They were a poor, despised oppressed people in Egypt. And though they became rich and great during the course of time, they had no reason to be proud, secure or forgetful of God. My Dear Brothers and Sisters, The work that the Egyptians, forced on the Israelites, was evil in motive and cruel in nature. As a result Israelites languished in “misery” and “suffering”. They trudged through the great wilderness for forty years. The Lord had seen the oppression of His people, who were in Egypt, and had heard their cry because of their task masters. He knew their sorrows. Therefore God had promised to deliver them from the hands of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land, to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey. My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Then the Israelites cried out to the Lord God of our Fathers, and He heard their cry and sent a deliverer to deliver them from the cruel hands of the Egyptians. Because Pharaoh refused to set the Israelites free God decided to punish him sending ten plagues. God caused ten plagues upon the land of Egypt, and thus demonstrated His power over Pharaoh and the gods of Egypt. The tenth plague struck Egypt, at midnight and all the first born in the land, died. There was a great cry throughout the land of Egypt. Through this God made a difference between Egyptians and Israel. My Dear Brothers and Sisters, Thus God of our fathers, kept His promise. His promises are true He never fails His children. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is looking at your affliction too. And He wants to set you free, from your captivity. He will lead you from today and grant you a life flowing with milk and honey. A life of prosperity. Satan has planned to destroy you but the Lord has sent His angels to protect you. Whether you are in the deepest sea, or in the midst of darkest night, He is the only one who comes to your help the moment you call upon Him. The only person on whom you can depend, is the Lord Jesus Christ. The moment you trust Him and call upon Him He will immediately respond to your call and stretch out His helping hand. So cheer up. Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank you for assuring us with your promise that you will never leave us nor forsake us. You will be with us always, And that you will help us. Teach us to believe in the power of His mighty hand, and His awesome nature. His marvellous signs and wonders. May we learn to cry out to you, when we are pressed on every side. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.