Saturday, December 10, 2011

They Saw the Light - Abraham Part 6

Come into my heart
Come into my heart
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus
Come into today
Come in to stay
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.
The young nation was birthed with the promised and miraculous birth of Isaac.  The promise was passed on to his son, Jacob, and then to his twelve sons. The nation was preserved and nurtured in Egypt, but the people experienced the full force of darkness again as their hands were shackled and their lives were lived out in forced labor.  Through His servant Moses, God rescued the people.  He showed the power of light over darkness as Pharaoh was destroyed in the waters of the sea. 
The people were claimed by God.  The promise was renewed.  He made a covenant with them.  God lived among His people and cherished their worship, praise and service.  He would lead them out of the wilderness into the land which He had promised Abraham.  In the midst of their own doubt and rebellion, they saw the victories of God.  Through the Lord—their mighty warrior—they occupied the land of the Canaanites.  The LIGHT of God went before them.

O come, O come, Thou Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai's height,
In ancient times did'st give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel. 

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