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17/02/2020 03:00 - 18/02/2020 02:00

“Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son” - Genesis 18:24 (NIV).

Sarah was getting up in the years and yet had no child as she wished. In fact she was now past child bearing age. Then three visitors came to Abraham with a message that she would have a child. “I will surely return to you about this time and Sarah your wife will have a son” ( Gen 18:20). Sarah who was within hearing and all she could do was laugh with doubt. The Lords answer to her skepticism was, “ Is anything too hard” ( Genesis 18:13). The story ends with her indeed bearing Isaac at a very advanced age!

The situation here still applies to us. There could be a particular matter long pressing on our hearts, say a property we want to acquire. As we get up in the years, with our incomes declining, the energy we had as youth ebbing, suddenly we lose hope. For others it is a scholarship. But what we learn from here is that we should never lose hope in our God. With God all things are possible in His good time. Let us never tire in prayer.


Prayer for today: Lord Father, today I pray that I should never give up on any of the promises I have in you.

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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!