Grand Sweep Daily
Hosea 11:1-4 (NIV)
1 “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of
Do you remember what it was like to see your child take her first steps? When Rachel let go of my fingers for the very first time and began walking toward her Father, I was elated! Little fat rolls on little fat feet flopping across the hard wood floor; she was fearless, determined and joyful! Her belly shook with contagious laughter, causing Rachel to lose her balance and fall with a splat onto the floor! Every time Rachel pulled herself up again, those baby steps were easier to make, and soon, Rachel was running everywhere. When a child learns to walk for the very first time, parents jump for joy and worry themselves sick all at the same time. We wonder, “Will she be okay on her own? Who will be there to pick her up when she falls? Will she ever turn around and come back home again?”
Hosea conveyed God’s love by speaking His Word to the people. Oh, how the Lord loves
Last night, a miracle happened right before my very eyes. Our family and friends have been praying for it fervently for the last month. Our daughter Rachel walked unassisted for the first time in eight days. Too sick to even hold her twelve-week-old baby or turn over in bed without help, I watched Rachel rise up from the sofa, walk across the room and move to a sitting position in a chair. Her face had color again as strength returned to her body. She said her doctor’s office had called and reported the first of three separate lab results were in. “I’m cancer free, Mom.” The Holy Spirit had confirmed this truth to my heart, but to hear the words “cancer free” come out of Rachel’s mouth was probably the best thing I have ever heard her say, ever. To see our little girl rise up and walk unassisted brought great joy to my spirit. She no longer needed human arms to lift her. Rachel is holding onto the everlasting arms of grace and mercy, praising God for the healing power that has set her free from cancer.
Baby steps of faith are borne from the adversities of life. Like
Grace and peace,
Pray for: baby steps of faith! God teaches you to take your very first steps then lets you go by His grace, mercy and love. He is waiting to see whether you will turn around and walk back to Him today.
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