Dearly Beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The Blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Psalms 9:18, “For the needy shall not always be forgotten. The expectation of the poor shall never perish forever. “
From the above passage we see that the expectation of the poor shall never perish nor will God forget the poor and needy. You are reading this message with great faith that God will meet all your needs. Yes, the hope of the afflicted will never perish. Everybody lives with hope saying, One day, “I too will become great, I too will get a good job with good salary. One day I too will get married and I too will have children.” These are some of the hope you have for the future. The Lord is telling that your hope will never go in vain. The above verse says, God will never forget the needy. Your hope will never be destroyed. May be your relatives would have forgotten you, since many years. They might say, “Look I have a brother in the same town, or village or in the same city. But I do not know whether he is alive or dead. Corona second wave came, but I don’t know if my elder brother is alive. Your siblings might have forgotten you and would have failed to inquire your welfare. They would have forgotten that they have a sister or brother like you. But the Lord says, “Even if your father and mother may forget you, I will not forget you. I have engraved you in the palm of My hands. And you are in My thoughts always. The Lord loved Ephraim the son of Joseph , so he says, “How will I forget you? How will I forsake you? I am not a God who forgets you. Whoever touches you, will be likened to one who touches the apple of My eyes. You are always in My sight.” The Lord says, “Surely the poor will not be forgotten. Your loved ones may forget you but, I will never forget you, because it is I who sustains you. I am the Lord who leads you. “I know all your needs, and since I know your needs I will help you at the right time. You may be thinking that there is no one to take you to the doctor. The Lord will take you. He will treat you. He will send His word and heal you of your sickness. So He says, be calm , be still and know that I am God. I am He, who formed you in your mother’s womb. Even before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. And Before you were born I sanctified you. “
God says, “ I would send, My word and heal you? Do not be worried my dear son and daughter. Some of you are always in the fear of death. But God wants you to throw away that fear of death. There will be no more destruction at your door step. The Lord will be your everlasting light. All those of you who are crying and lamenting in the darkness will see the Light. Your days of sorrow will come to an end. The Psalmist makes a contrast between the wicked men who despise God with the future hope of those that are persecuted for righteousness’ sake and are often abused by their enemies. He highlights the end of those who oppose the Lord and rebel against His truth… and He comforts those who trust in His Word and honour His holy name, by saying, “The needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.”May the Lord speak to you and comfort you through His word. So throw away the fear of death and look to the everlasting Light, Jesus Christ. God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, We thank You for this blessed day. Lord thank you for telling us that you never forget the needy. Your words comforts us Master. We also thank You for saying, that our hope in You will never go in vain. And no disaster will befall our doorstep. Help us to come out of darkness and see the marvellous great light.