Max Lucado 3:16 – The Numbers of Hope: May 17, 2016

“The Lord chose your ancestors as the objects of his love” (Deuteronomy 10:15 NLT).  This passage warms our hearts.  But it shook the Hebrews’ world.  They heard this: “The Lord binds [hasaq] himself to his people.”  Hasaq speaks of a tethered love, a love attached to something or someone.  I’m picturing a mom connected by a child harness to her rambunctious five-year old as the two of them walk through the market.  (I once thought the leashes were cruel; then I became a dad.)  The strap serves two functions, yanking and claiming.  You yank your kid out of trouble, and in doing so proclaim, “Yes, he is as wild as a banshee.  But he’s mine.”

Max Lucado


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