HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah Jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.” Genesis 22:13-14
And what does He provide?
BREAD when I am hungry. It seems natural to begin there. He cares for my body as well as for my soul. He is certainly not desirous that I should have wealth or distinction or the means of indulgence and display. But, if I trust Him, I shall get enough for comfort — if not enough for luxury; enough to rid me from unworthy worry — if not enough to free me from wholesome dependence and continuous faith. Every modest and present need, He is sure to satisfy.
HELP when I am helpless — that, too, the Lord will provide. Is it the discipline of my own inner life? Is it to escape this entrancing world? I am sufficient for none of these things.
- Sometimes my road is rough,
- Sometimes it is steep,
- Sometimes it is dark,
- Sometimes it is slippery.
My heart whispers discouragement, and says, “This is too hard for me!” But, when I come to the place, I find that God Himself has solved my difficulties, and put to flight my fears!
And SALVATION when I am burdened with sin — this also, this best of all, my Lord will provide. It was a lamb for sacrifice which Jehovah-Jireh prepared on the bare summit of Moriah. And at the end of the days, on the green hill of Calvary, close beside Mount Moriah — a better Lamb died by divine appointment and made reconciliation for my iniquity! In the presence of such a sacrifice, how full my joy should be! Jesus, the precious Lamb of God . . .
- breaks every fetter,
- unbars every door,
- forgives every debt!