Last week I looked at the start of this story: how the Lord longs to carry his people ALL the way. Through our ups and downs he will be faithful and we can trust in his strength. This is how Moses draws the story to a close.
There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides across the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty. The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!' (Deuteronomy 33:26-27 NIV)
A picture of majesty and strength yet one of tenderness and compassion. We have a powerful God who rides effortlessly across the skies yet he is the One who reaches down and encircles us with his everlasting arms.
For us to be carried we need to recognise our own weakness and allow ourselves to be vulnerable before him. It is, after all, little children, not teenagers who are carried by their parents. They know their vulnerability and their own inability to achieve greatness.
We see what true vulnerability looks like in Psalm 51. David, recognising his own sin, comes before the Lord and asks for mercy, he wants his sin washed away and to be cleansed, he seeks a pure heart and a desire to remain in the Lord's presence. He asks for restoration.
It is my prayer that we can have the same vulnerability. To be open before him as we recognise our weakness, this is the key to being encircled by his everlasting arms.
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