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 26:7-9 , “And when we cried unto the Lord, God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression: And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders:And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that flows with milk and honey”.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, from the above context, we come to understand that the Egyptians mistreated the people of Israel, and afflicted them, putting them to hard labor. So the people of Israel called out to the Lord. The God of their fathers. So the Lord heard their voice and saw their misery, toil, and oppression. In the same manner, our God who hears us respects our voice. Maybe your husband, wife, children or co-workers at your workplace may not respect your voice. But God will hear your voice.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the beginning, the people of Israel, did not realize the sufferings and agony they had to experience in the land of Egypt. But gradually things changed. The treatment meted out to these people began increasing, day after day. The manner in which they were treated was beyond expression. They were ill-treated and oppressed severely. Only then they realized that a change was necessary for their lives. They also believed that only God could bring about change. Therefore they cried out to God. God heard their cry, he quickly prepared a deliverer called Moses, anointed him and sent him to Egypt, to deliver His people. God brought the people of Israel out of Egypt to Canaan, a land flowing with milk and honey, under the leadership of Moses, by performing signs and wonders. Thus God delivered His people.
My Dear Brothers and Sisters, maybe you are being afflicted in your family. All are treating you with great shame and dishonor. They are causing great distress to you and torturing you very badly. At this point in time, you need to cry out to God like the Israelites and tell out your problems to the Lord. God will come down in a marvelous manner and perform a miracle for you today. He will deliver and rescue you from all your problems with His mighty hand and outstretched arm. He will cause you to shine in your life before all those who ill-treated you. He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill; that He may set him with princes, even with the princes of His people. So cheer up.
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank You, Lord, for hearing our cry and respecting our voice. We also thank You for saving us from the hands of the evil doers. Guard us and protect us from all our foes and those who cause trouble to us. Help us to see better days in our life according to the days wherein we have been afflicted.