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25/01/2022 03:00 - 26/01/2022 02:00

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well" - Psalm 139:14 (NIV). 

It is generally believed that when the German Karl Benz panteted the three-wheeled Motor Car, known as the "Motorwagen," in 1886, he launched the age of the modern automobile. For any who has run an automobile over sometime there are certain aspects critical if you want it to stay long. A car must be regularly serviced at particular intervals. Failure to do so will result into overlooking aging parts which need replacement and once they are completely worn out it might be too late to do any good. When a car lacks regular service its engine may one day completely break down due to aged oil.

The car is designed much like the human body. For the body to function well, it must be properly fed with food, which releases energy for the person. Because our bodies are always in motion being hammered from the grind of life, parts get worn out, necessitating extra care if not replacement. Matter of fact, there are now increasing number of organ transplants like kidney replacement, enabling the beneficiary to extend their life span.

Needless to say, one thing which is clear is, just as with a car, for our bodies to last we must feed them on proper nutrients and also regularly service life with regular health check ups. Short of that the body will soon tire and a life because of carelessness may be cruelly snapped to an end prematurely.

As believers we ought therefore to take good care of our bodies. For when we do so, as Paul observes they become way of worship, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship" (Romans 12:1)

Prayer for today: Lord Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, I thank you for my body for it is a treasure and I pray you help me take good care of it as an act of worship, to your glory, this I pray in Jesus 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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