The Sunburn (#jammed daily devo, day 243)

August #jammed: Reflecting on Grace.

Day 243: Relieve the sting.

Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”August 31

“Here I am,” he replied. -Genesis 22:1

“OUCH!!!!” one of my kids screamed.

“SHE SLAPPED MY SUNBURN!!!”

Mine isn’t the only household this calamity has ensued in. The one wasn’t paying attention to the other, so the other decided to take matters into her own hands …with a slap …to fresh sunburn.

I consoled the tears with lightly squeezed hugs and air-applied aloe vera …but payback would soon come. A payback slap was already being calculated …I could tell.

In today’s verse, God is trying to get Abraham’s attention.

“Abraham.”

I love that when God wants our attention, He will call us by name. For us, it’s not audible, but our calling is no less individualized. We are each created with such definitieve purpose, but never slapped into paying attention. Sin is consequential, and that hurts, but God calls…

“Abraham.”

He will keep calling us until we answer, “Here I am.”

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Father, Praise You for calling us by name. It reminds us of how special each one of us are to You. Thank You for building a purpose into each of our lives. A purpose and a plan that is beyond our mind’s ability to comprehend. Forgive us for turning from Your voice. Help us to grow in Your Word and to follow Your Son to and in the calling and purpose for our lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Get the conversation started by commenting below, and let’s encourage one another as we face life in 2017 armed with grace! 

#greatgrace17

Happy Paying Attention,

Megs

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