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6-9-2024: "A Personal Visit"  from Him...

"A PERSONAL VISIT

'What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest him?' Hebrews 2:6

The term 'son of man' in this verse is a designation of the human race. Considering the smallness of man, it's both humbling and staggering to watch the way God watches over our inadequate lives, and then does whatever is necessary to make up the difference in the difficult situations we're facing. Oh, how I anticipate the times of our Lord's visitation. There is something extremely special and emotional about enjoying visits with friends and family, but there is absolutely nothing as fulfilling or blessed as the Lord's decision to pay is a visit.

'Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction,' James 1:27

Please understand that the Scripture, when speaking of visitation, is not simply speaking of a social call, but a season of visitation that has as its motive a love that cares and a commitment that provides. While I'm the first one to confess that we are by no means the only one that God has visited, I am ready to confess that he has taken a position of constant visitation toward us. He looks upon us and after us, not only watching with His eye, but to care for and provide for us with His supply.

It sounds selfish, but I've always evaluated a person's concern for me on the basis of time and personal visits. In the New Testament, the word 'visit' is the translation of two related verbs: (1) to look upon or after, to inspect, to examine with the eyes; (2) to look upon in order to help or benefit, to look after to provide for. In Scripture, the English word 'visit' is the most adequate, but it really doesn't tell the whole story. '...Sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.' Visitation isn't just a casual stroke of affection that simply says, 'I'll be praying.' But it's a sincere commitment to love that says, 'What can I do to help?'

'Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for He hath visited and redeemed His people,' Luke 1:68

In Luke 1, the word 'visited' means He has looked upon His people in order to help, benefit, and provide for them. He has not simply made a personal visit to our lives, but has produced a personal salvation for our lives by redeeming us through His blood. When you face a season of loneliness, remember that our Lord is not only aware of your needs, but that He never makes a call (visit) without bringing along all the necessary materials to meet every need.

Enjoying our Visitor,

Ron Mehl"



 
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