Pearls of the Word

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God remembered

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"And the Lord visited [pakad] Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken" (Genesis 21:1).

God remembered the promises made to Sara to accomplish them, He remembered His people in exile in Babylon to bring them back to the Land of Israel (Jeremiah 29:10), and He also remembered His holy Covenant to exercise His mercy (Luke 1:72).

The Hebrew word pakad means to remember, to intervene sovereignly, to visit. When God remembers a promise or a word that He said, it is to accomplish it in a sovereign manner. So let us remain in expectation when we received promises from Him, and "Though it lingers, wait for it; because it will surely come, It will not tarry" (Habakkuk 2:3).