by Duane Bemis

Naked I Came
Rev. Duane Lee Bemis M.Ed.
Job 1:21
June 14th 2002

I needed a scripture to meditate on today and found this at the end of my search. I was pondering why the Lord would have me think about such a verse. But as always, obedience is the best.

And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of Lord." Job 1:21

Before we enter this journey to hear from our blessed Lord, let us pray. "Father of creation, unfold Your awesome plan. We need to hear from You today. If we do not hear from You we will not know how to handle the difficulties, and strange things of this world. We need to feel Your intimate touch. We just need You and You alone. We know the thoughts You hold towards us and that those thoughts are all good. We know in our hearts that Your thoughts towards us are not for evil. We know our future rest in the Your palms, Your tried and true hands will lead us today. Have Your way, as we surrender again and again. Your ways are higher, and we want those higher ways. Your ways are the best. Lead us this day away from temptation and deliver us from evil. Draw us ever closer to You. Your kingdom come Your will be done. Amen and Amen."

We entered this world under the power of God. We had no choice.

We came into existence through God's spoken word. We had no choice.

We came into being under God's umbrella of blessings. We had no choice. We were dependent upon someone's hands to care for us. We had no choice. We entered this world and we could not change any of the circumstances. We had no choice.

"Blessed be the name of the Lord!"

At birth, we were totally dependent upon the hands we landed in. Our need was great, in fact our survival was at stake. We had no choice in those days. The bottle or a warm breast to feed on was our only care. We need to be, nurtured, burped, and changed under the watchful eye of God. None of this went unsee ...

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