Monday, November 26, 2018

The Vulnerable

The Lord protects the foreigners among us. He cares for the orphans and widows, but he frustrates the plans of the wicked. ~ Psalm 146:9a (NLT)

Mary said: ... He drags strong rulers from their thrones and puts humble people in places of power. God gives the hungry good things to eat, and sends the rich away with nothing. He helps his servant Israel and is always merciful to his people. ~ Luke 1:52-54 (CEV)

KEY IDEA:
The Lord frustrates the plans of bad people as he protects the vulnerable.
PRAYER:
Thank you, God, for caring for vulnerable people. I confess that it is most often convenient to side with the powerful. They have the means to make it worthwhile - especially since the poor are mostly invisible - overshadowed by the glitter and flash of the successful. Tune my heart to your priorities. Reset my eyes so I can see the real needs of the vulnerable. I'm going to go overboard in being merciful. I'm going to become like Christ who lives in me. Amen.