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17/06/2022 03:00 - 18/06/2022 02:00

"You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you" - Psalm 86:5 (NIV). 

If you ever happen to be walking under some light sunshine you may chance upon your shadow. Something about shadows is that they keep shifting, as you move about. In fact, you might say shadows are mostly dancing, with varying patterns. A shadow cannot be fixed, for the moment you make a light move, it changes pattern and place.

Those are shadows. When it comes to God one thing any can be assured of is that our God unlike shadows is unchanging. A particular characteristic of God is love. I John 4:16 says, "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.."! The love of God for us in unchanging, like shadows. It's a constant light showered upon us, and not dependent on our movements.

The story of the prodigal son highlights the love of God. Here was a lad who abandoned his father's stead and went out to waste himself in indolence. The father could have shut the door on him forever. It was not the case. For once his senses returned and he decided to go back to his father, "while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him" (Matthew 5:20).

Today, no matter where you are, you can walk in the assurance of that love of God. It is not a conditional scratch my back love. It is a love based on God 's unchanging nature of love and goodness.

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, I thank you for your love which is unchanging and blesses me with your goodness, this I pray in Jesus's name.

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    “Who dares despise the day of small things, since the seven eyes of the Lord that range throughout the earth will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone in the hand of Zerubbabel” ( Zechariah 4:10).

    The public life of King David is well known. However, there is an early aspect of his life quite hidden though we can get glimpse of it. The first time we get to know David he is a stay home kid while his big brothers are on to bigger stuff, like fighting with King Saul. “Jesse’s three oldest sons had followed Saul to the war: The firstborn was Eliab; the second, Abinadab; and the third, Shammah. David was the youngest. The three oldest followed Saul, but David went back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s sheep at Bethlehem” ( I Samuel 27:13-14).

    Left home alone perhaps it was a time for David to bond with the old man Jesse. Maybe he sometimes felt idle and ignored. But there was something maturing in his life for the life ahead. For in the meantime as he would later point to King Saul once an opportunity availed itself, God was ironing out his CV. When he offered to take on Goliath and Saul hesitated, he quickly shot back: “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine” (vv 35-37).

    That’s the point. What had apparent been idle moments God was preparing David for the battles ahead? He would not only emerge out of the shadow as a great warrior but also a shepherd of his people ever relying on God.

    Equally so, for all of us, there are moments that might appear idle and we feel frustrated as we see the days go by. Yet, in His gentle ways, God is preparing us for great days ahead.

    Prayer today: Lord Father God, maker of heaven and earth, for those periods in life of apparent inactivity and maybe trials, help me appreciate them as the maturing me, for in due time and season all will bear fruit, this I pray in Jesus’ name!