Saturday, April 20, 2013
We must not just take it for granted that we are in touch with God. Joseph and Mary lost a whole day of fellowship with Jesus because they, “supposed Him to be in the company” (Luke 2:44). They took for granted something of which they should have made sure.
Friday, April 5, 2013
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
The world we live in today is full of pitfalls. Some like intricate webs waiting to entangle us, others like hidden sink holes waiting to swallow us up when we least expect it. Then there are those that temp us to view its wander and beauty like the Grand Canyon, only to reach is rock edge and loose our footing and plunge to our death.
When we face troubles in our life that seem to leave us helpless, and hopeless there is one who can rescue us. Peter decided to leave the safety of his boat and head to Christ. All was going well as long as he kept his eyes on Him; but when he decided to look at the raging sea (the world and its destructive devices), he started sinking into its dark, cold torrent. What did he do? He cried, "Lord, save me." Matt. 14:30. What happened next? Jesus rescued him, "And Immediately (italics added) Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him..." Matt. 14:31a.
As a child of God, when it seems all is hopeless, and there is no way out, just remember, Jesus is there with an outstretched hand waiting for you to take hold of it. He doesn't want you to fail, but the flourish.
Recommended Reading: Matthew 14:27-33
Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World.
Devotional by: Louis Edwards