The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
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Does GOD have a favorite child? YES! YES! YES! Let's pay attention to the ones God pays attention to! The physically impaired and the morally clueless. Those who have been kicked in the gut and in their souls for the crime of being who they are. The ones who drink up grace like beggars in the desert. The ones who are invisible to everyone else because everyone else thinks it is all about them. The ones who need help for everything because that is the way all humans are when we come into the world. The ones who know the agony of a broken heart. Yep. God has favorites. Chances are pretty good that you and I are included on that favorites list. And when we stop wondering about that, we can start paying attention to the ones who don't know how loved they are and show them.
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Holy God, protect those who mourn today. Amen.