"but Zion said, 'the Lord has forsaken me;
my Lord has forgotten me.'
'can a woman forget her nursing child,
that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
even these may forget,
yet I will not forget you.
behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are continually before me.' "
how could one leave their child? the one that was formed in them & they carried in their womb for months? to abandon a sweet innocent one. one that has done nothing to deserve to be left alone with no one to meet their needs & call mommy & daddy.
but we have sinned & we deserve death. we were separated from our Creator. we had no hope.
& oh our Father came! He came to a sinful, lost, not at all deserving people to rescue us. we didn't want to be rescued. we didn't know we needed to be rescued. we were abandoned & alone, we were orphans & we were in desperate need of our Father's great love.
He's never abandoned us & He never will! at times it may seem like He's left us alone to suffer & wander on our own, but He hasn't, oh friends, He hasn't! He is near! He is closer than we can see & "feel" at times. He has come to us! He came to dwell with us! He came to save us from death & sin & separation! & He will come again! hallelujah! He has never forgotten us!
(pt 1, pt 2, pt 3, pt 4, pt 5, pt 6, pt 7, pt 8 & pt 9)