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Genesis 22:8

The Lord Our Provider

And Abraham said, My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering. Genesis 22:8

Imagine Abraham’s feelings when the Lord told him to offer Isaac as a sacrifice. Think of what was going through his mind as they climbed Mount Moriah and Isaac asked,

“...where is the lamb?” Yet Abraham had faith that God would provide, and he assured Isaac of his confidence. He was right, for soon a ram was made available. As a result, Abraham called the place Jehovah-Jireh, which means “the Lord our provider.”

In the centuries that have followed, God has continued to demonstrate that He does provide for His own. Dr. Robert Schindler and his wife Marian founded a mission hospital associated with radio station ELWA in Monrovia, Liberia. In their book Mission Possible they wrote, “For us, it was a continued exercise of faith that we would have the right drugs and supplies at the right time. We recall how much we counted on our X-ray machine, something we take for granted (at home). We even had the opportunity to get an extra one when a friend of ours, a doctor with the U.S. Embassy, asked if we could use a portable X-ray machine...But then as the months dragged out, we knew it must be lost at sea. Then one day our big X-ray machine stopped working....We found it was a major problem which would take several months to fix....But that very afternoon, the ELWA truck pulled up to the hospital with a huge crate from port. You guessed it—it was the portable X-ray machine! We plugged it in, and it worked! We didn’t lose a day for X-rays.”

Lord, thank You for being our Provider. -D.C.E.

He cannot fail, your faithful God,
He’ll guard you with His mighty power;
Then fear no ill though troubles rise,
His help is sure from hour to hour.

H.G.B.

God’s provisions are always greater than our problems.

Our Daily Bread, Monday, June 10.