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10/11/2021 03:00 - 11/11/2021 02:00

“See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me” - Isaiah 49:16 (NIV).

Driving through a thunderstorm can be a nightmare. If there are hailstones it can even be worse. In some places cars are expected to beam lights but then not everyone does. This is for a reason. Without proper sight every now and then cars skid, bump into each other, go over bridges and crush.

Life, also, can at times be like passing through a thunderstorm. Suddenly there are hailstones flying from every direction. It is like being in a war zone with shots fired from all direction. In those moments the way ahead is blurred. If one moves ahead along the same pace without proper vision there is all the possibility of crushing.

What do you do when caught up in a thunderstorm? Sometime the best thing when it is raining crazy with furious winds blowing hard is to pause and let the thunderstorm pass. A gentle prayer does not hurt as well.

There is a sing written by Don Moen of Hossana music with beautiful lyrics for any passing through a storm: “God will make a way! Where there seems to be no way! He works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way for me. He will be my guide. Hold me closely to His side. With love and strength for each new day. He will make a way, He will make a way!”

Just in case you were to find yourself trapped like one passing through a thunderstorm along the highway, do not lose faith, but hold still and let those gracious lyrics fill you with hope. For “He can do exceedingly, abundantly. Above all that we could ever ask or think”!

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, for where there are thunderstorms around me, how I know and trust you will make a way, for you have said, “Be still and know I am God!”

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!