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20/04/2022 03:00 - 21/04/2022 02:00

"The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them" - Psalm 34:7 (NIV). 

A certain friend was riding a motorcycle along a busy highway. Ahead he saw several cars move in his direction at some wicked speed. He decided to edge away a bit and make space. Just then he was hit. "I recall just seeing a flash of white," he recalls. "A thought crossed my mind this is the end!" Then he landed over in a ditch.

The fast cars simply moved on without stopping. "I started feeling my body and realised my parts were all intact," he recalled. "But then when I looked at my leg I could see a splintered bone forcing itself out. I held up my leg to prevent profuse bleeding. "Later he underwent several surgeries and now walks with a limp.

Since we do not live on a perfect earth, around us are forces and objects that can inflict on us harm, almost from nowhere. Aside from dangerous infections the roads we travel on can be menacing with accident scenes caused due to reckless drivers. On occasion one notices matatu buses that have overturned apparently as a result of overtaking at the wrong turn. Many of our roads have potholes that can easily end up as death traps.

This is why as we move about we look up to God for protection. Psalm 91:11 says, "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways"! And Luke 4:10 notes, "For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully.."

Whenever we start our day we ought to take time and pray for this privilege. A lot of accidents are not caused by the victims themselves, who just happened to be at the wrong place. All which makes it more critical to look up to the one who has the earth under his feet for protection!

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, as I move about I pray that you discharge an army of angels to guard me against any harm and danger, wherever I happen to be, this I pray in Jesus's name.

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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!

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