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 Jeremiah 31:20, “ Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a delightful child? Indeed, as often as I have spoken against him, I certainly still remember him; therefore My heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him,” declares the Lord.”
From the above context we learn that God remembers us even in our lowly state. In the above context He says, he remembers his dear child Ephraim, though often He had spoken against him. God says, that His heart yearns for Ephraim and so He still remembers him and will surely have mercy on him. God says, ” Is not Ephraim my dear son?” yes, he is; and so is everyone who has relation with the Lord, all of them are his dear children, his beloved ones, loved by him with an everlasting love; they are “precious” to him, they are dear to him as the apple of his eye; they are highly esteemed of by him; they are his jewels and peculiar treasure: how precious they are to him appears by his parting with his own most precious Son for their sakes; by sympathizing with them under all their afflictions; by providing most delicious food; by clothing them with the robe of righteousness, and garments of salvation; and by protecting them with a guard of angels.
Just as God remembers Ephraim and wants to show mercy to him God wants to show you mercy, especially to all those who are reading this message. May be your husband failed to have good relationship with you and so abandoned you in your mother’s house. You are struggling in your parent’s house who has considered you as a burden. They had spent a lot of money in getting you married but now you have become a burden to them. But God remembers your affliction so he will talk to your husband the good things that you have done while you both lived together. God will remind the good things about you and will unite you with your husband.
Once a young brother visited me. He said, “Sir, there is no sin that I have not committed. But I think that God has spared my life because of my mother’s prayer.” He further said. “God should have broken either my hand or my leg. I should have been severely punished for all my wicked ways.”I used to go to many dirty places, and return home very late, almost drunk. But my mother used to cry and keep praying over my life. Often she used to cover me, when I return home drunk and pray for me in the night. I love my mother; she has suffered much because of my bad behaviour. She has tolerated me much. She used to cry out to God ‘’Saying God protect my son, let not the wrath of God fall upon my son.” I have seen my mother shedding tears. I want to do some good for her. I can’t bear seeing her cry over me. ”Sir please pray that I should overcome my sinful life.”Therefore I counselled him for twenty minutes. And God spoke to him through me saying, “Your body is the temple of God. It is the place where God dwells. You have no right to destroy your body. The prayer of your mother has sustained you thus far. Just as she believed that you will change from your bad habits, God also has more faith and confidence in you that you will repent of all your sins, and wrong doings. Hence you should not cheat your mother anymore.” That young brother submitted himself in the mighty hands of God. The spirit of God descended upon him. And from that day on he is living a God fearing life. A life of testimony. God heard the prayer of his mother and remembered her tears and therefore saved this young man. God remembers you and will help you to lead a successful life . He will help you to overcome all struggles in your life.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank you for this blessed day. Lord we thank you for remembering us in all our situation and helping us in times of need. We also thank You for remembering our children and our spouse. You remember us in our affliction and save our children from the plans of wicked people who surround us and cause confusion within the family. Thank You Lord for instructing us in the way we should go and for remembering us in our lowly state of life. In Jesus name we pray .Amen