God’s Title: His Name is Lord

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When someone important is being introduced, the announcer usually says, “Mr. So-And-So — Founder of This Extra-Important Company!” or, “Miss Something Else — Nobel-Prize-Winning Inventor of This Brilliant Thing!”

Do you know how God likes to be introduced?

His name is the Lord… Father to the fatherless, defender of widows. — Psalm 68:4-5 (NLT)

Our Almighty God, who sifted stars through His fingers, stands not with kings and princes, but with the weak, the powerless, the poor.

Because the people no one else thinks are important have a special place in God’s heart. He hears their cries. He fights for them and defends them.

And one night long ago, in Bethlehem, He stepped out of Heaven and became one of them.

Excerpted with permission from Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones, copyright Zonderkidz.

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Your Turn

Is that how you think of God — as the One who aligns with the outcast, underappreciated, disenfranchised, stepped on, poor, orphans, and widows? As the One who stands with you in your own powerlessness? Today, let’s meditate upon the outrageousness of God to have stepped out of Heaven to stand with us and defend us! Come join the conversation on our blog. We would love to hear your thoughts! ~ Devotionals Daily

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Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Moonbeam Award winner and ALA notable The Jesus Storybook Bible, as well as Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing, winner of the ECPA Inspirational Book award. She has written many picture books for children, such as the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister and Song of the Stars. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City. She can be found at www.sallylloyd-jones.com.

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