Better late than never! First I was out buying groceries in anticipation of yet another snowstorm and then our internet service decided to act up. But here I am this Wednesday with a Word dear to my heart. More wonderful posts for Word Filled Wednesday can be found at Susan's Forever His.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Is this not the fast that I have chosen. . . Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward. Isaiah 58:7-8
I am a great fan of World Vision. I got this picture of Haitian children from their Facebook page and was compelled to post it here and this verse, so beloved by me for so many years, came to mind. Like many of you, I have fasted on occasion for various reasons, but this verse is a poignant reminder of the fast that God has chosen. Do you see these smiles? These are the smiles of very poor children, and the poor are so dear to God as His Word bears out. I think of those living in poverty often, but not often enough. I try to send help from time to time, but it's so little compared to what I spend on myself. I pray for a larger heart towards them, because that would make me more like God.