Posted by: Jo | October 7, 2011

Favoured One

“For whoever finds me finds life and receives favour from the Lord.” – Proverbs 8:35Mother and Daughter

Favourite” is one of those words that brings about a feeling of pleasure in our whole being. We all have that favourite flavour of ice cream or that favourite place we steal away for solitude. We have that favourite T.V. show / that favourite book / favourite author / favourite past time etc.

Erma Bombeck (one of my favourite authors) wrote a beautiful article entitled, “Favourite Child” which is an exquisite exposition of how a parent’s favourite child is the one who needs you the most, or the one who is in the middle of some disaster perhaps of their own doing, or the one who is awkward and difficult and constantly in trouble. We all have experienced times in our life, a desire to feel the warmth of being “the favourite one”

The wonderful news for us is that when we seek the Lord and find him, we become favoured ones (Proverbs 8:35)

God is our protective fatherWe have perhaps watched a doting father with his child and remarked,

“That child is the apple of his father’s eye.”

How amazing to discover our Heavenly Father assures us that is exactly who we are.

“. . he shielded him and cared for him, he guarded him as the apple of his eye” – Deuteronomy 32:10

For many of us it is hard for us to feel special. We may have grown up being made to feel that we didn’t quite measure up, perhaps in a large family with smart brothers and sisters. We may have had that reinforced through our school years even to thinking nobody really noticed us. We may still as adults feel inadequate, compared to others. The wonderful promise in the Proverbs verse (8:35) is that when we find the Lord we find life and become one of his favoured ones.Father and Daughter

“I will look on you with favour and make you fruitful and increase your numbers, and I will keep my covenant with you” – Leviticus 26: 9

Being one of God‘s favourite people is not based on how clever we are/ how beautiful / how gifted / how good we are, in fact we cannot earn God’s favour. He bestows favour on us as a gracious gift if we acknowledge him as our Lord and Saviour.

Then we have no more doubts about being unnoticed, unloved, unworthy we can sing with gusto with all God’s other favourite children,

Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so”

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  1. Oh Jo !!!
    Your reminder of how much God loves us is such a comfort. You can
    see into my heart , I just know it! Thank you for your reminder.
    Much love Jennifer

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  2. While I was surprised that there wasn’t a picture of me here… (LOL) I very much enjoyed the article. Thanks for putting that song up there.

    Love,
    Sam
    (#4 in order… but #1 in your heart)

    Like


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