Promises Remembered

Love revealed in one sentence – one verse.

My God is faithful.  My God is merciful.  My God remembers.

Single woman alone swinging on the beach

I have been reading through Luke One this month from God’s Word.  I have seen so many new “nuggets” hidden away in these simple, yet poetic words.  What I uncovered this morning fills my heart with even more love of His Ways and of His Thoughts.

Luke 1:72 – “Now he has shown us mercy promised to our ancestors, for he has remembered his holy covenant.”

Without saying another word, those words are filled with memories – with promises.

But for today, I will not leave it there – I will share with you the Hebrew Poetry hidden in names – the names of Zechariah, Elizabeth, and John.

Remember that Zechariah and Elizabeth never had children – but the God of the impossible decided that they would have a son – a son that they would name John.  Elizabeth conceived in her old age!  And now Zechariah has a song telling the story, and when we come to this verse – their names are revealed!

In Hebrew their names mean:

John:  He has shown us mercy

Zechariah: He has remembered

Elizabeth: His holy covenant

Now let’s look at that verse again:

Luke 1:72 – “Now he has shown us mercy promised to our ancestors, for he has remembered his holy covenant.”

There had been silence across the land for hundreds of years.  No one heard from their Heavenly Father during that time.  God had not spoken to his prophets for 400 years.

Treasure these words today.

Remember. Promises remembered.  During dark days.  Remember.  God is faithful.  He has shown us mercy.  He has remembered his holy covenant.

My Song:

Remember

Single woman alone swinging on the beach

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