God provides because He loves.
The New wine in the OT was representative of Gods provision.
Old Master’s Art, Religions and indeed some of the misunderstanding of interpretation of the OT have left a lingering image in some people’s minds of a God of Wrath, Judgement and Vengeance.
Not one of relationship and love.
The interceding Holy Spirit and life of Jesus have gone some way to allaying this but I feel now is a time to hold out open hands and hearts to be filled again and that God is just ready to fill to Full, pressed down and overflowing.
His heart is to change and provide.
He has heard again the cries of the lonely and empty and it moves His heart because we are not meant to be alone, isolated or in need.
We are called to open our hands to receive and what we receive to give to others.
Yet we are called to not waste that feeling we’ve experienced during lockdown, of knowing loneliness and need.
We are not created to be on our own.
As we emerge from our caves to freedom we need to carry that place of knowing what it is like and in so doing to protect others from enduring what is not good.
In the very first blog in March I sited the homeless and their plight and it was uplifting in some recent Coronavirus news to hear how a policy has been created and money has been ring fenced and provided for housing and establishments and provision for many of the homeless.
Those who have been shielded and assessed since lockdown have been seen, heard and planned for.
The prayer of that first blog.
The projection is that this community will be given hope and belonging in their new provision.
But one step of progress where the blind eye of before will not be turning its back again it is hoped.
We have been united In compassion and concern. We are all of value.
It shows our kindred hearts can be powerful.
The illustration of hands held open to receive. Blessings not just for our own needs from a good Father but also the gifts from the Holy Spirit and the heart of Jesus to give to others.
Two scriptures that come to mind:
“Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.”Acts 4:32 ESV
“There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.”Acts 4:34-35 ESV
The Bethel song is Hallelujah our God Reigns.