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God Remembers

Words of Faith Final

God Remembers
Words of Faith 2-16-2022
Dr. Jeffrey D. Hoy © 2022
Jeff.Hoy@faithfellowshipweb.com
Faith Fellowship Church - Melbourne, FL
www.faithfellowshipweb.com
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Genesis 8
    But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. [2] Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. [3] The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, [4] and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. [5] The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.

        But God remembered Noah and all the animals. This is a beautiful phrase. It is the exact phrase we will hear later in Exodus when things get really bad in Egypt. "God heard their groaning and he remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac and with Jacob" (Exodus 2:24).
        Does this imply that God sometimes forgets? God never forgets, but sometimes we suspect He might have! There are times in life when we begin to think that perhaps God has lost track of us.
       God remembered... all the wild animals and the livestock... Not one was outside of his concern. Jesus later declared: "Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows" (Luke 12:6-7). Surely, the eye of the Lord was always on this great vessel filled with the living creatures of the earth.
        How much more did the Lord remember Noah and his family?
        In "Fiddler on the Roof," Tevye talks to God about the destruction of his daughter's wedding party by a Russian pogrom. He says, "That was quite a dowry you gave my daughter at her wedding. Was that necessary?"
       There are times on the journey when we may wonder where God is. We can find ourselves going through tough times. The Scripture tells us that God remembers His people. God remembers His covenants. God remembers His Word. God remembers.
         Are you going through a difficult time? Do you feel you have been on a stinky ark a little too long? Don't despair. God remembers. Dry land is coming. Fresh air is on the way. A new day is beginning.

          Lord, I give thanks for Your Word. I give thanks for Your faithfulness to Your Word and to Your people. Set my foot upon the solid rock of Jesus. Take me to the dry land. Remember me. Remember Your people. In Jesus' name.

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© Jeffrey D. Hoy 2022
Dr. Jeffrey D. Hoy - Faith Fellowship Church (EFCA)        
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