1 Samuel 12:22 For the LORD will not forsake His people, for His great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you His people.
We have faced, and are facing, difficult financial times. When markets roll like 30 foot ocean waves, causing our personal financial ships to toss and giving investors financial seasickness we get a good read on just how protective folks are for their hard-earned savings. This is not a time when people are apathetic about their investments and it certainly isn't a time when people spend frivolously. We care very much, and are very protective of the things we are deeply invested in. The scripture above reminds me this morning that the Lord has a similar attitude toward us. He has gone to great lengths to reclaim his wayward creation and He has a great deal invested in the salvation and preservation of His people. It occurs to me that He isn't likely to walk away from those He's saved and He isn't likely to give up on us when we go through difficulty as we negotiate the ocean waves of daily living.