It seems like only yesterday though it has been closer to 50 years ago.
I reached to take Sweet William’s arm, and as I did his muscle flexed. I could feel the strength in it, in him, and I knew I was protected.
I felt the same way growing up with my dad, who was a carpenter by trade. The muscles in his arms were big and powerful from swinging a hammer all day long. With my dad close by, I was not afraid.
Isaiah prophesied of a coming rescuer,
“Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” (53:1)
When Mary went to the home of Zachariah and Elizabeth, she and her elderly relative had a moment of praise and she said,
“He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;”
The arm of God represents His strength. His power and might come to the aid of His people by the representation of His strong arm.
And in a small village called Nazareth the might of Creator God was nestled in the tender womb of a young girl. At five weeks of her pregnancy, there was evidence of arm buds. Sinew and muscle slowly formed around a tiny bone, and by mid-point of the pregnancy, baby could move his arm to suck his thumb.
The strong arm of God came to rescue us in an astounding way. Who could have expected this?
God wrapped in flesh, blood flowing through a human body. He made Himself like us so He could redeem us by an outstretched arm on a wooden cross.
The arm of the Lord was revealed to us, His love the most powerful strength of all.
There is no other like that. He is Savior Christ the Lord.