It has been very comforting to check in this week and read your words of love and friendship. Thank you so much for taking time to read, leave messages and a special thank you for your prayers. It means so much. Isn’t it sweet that although we have never met face to face, yet we can love and support one another through our prayers and the wonder of cyberspace. I’m very grateful for each one of you.
I wanted to share my devotional with you this morning. It was written by A. B. Simpson the founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Did you know that he was an Islander? I’ve always felt a kinship with him because of that. His writing has blessed me deeply and I pray it blesses you as well.
” Matthew 28:20 … Literally, Jesus is saying, “I am with you all the days.”
He comes to us each day with a new blessing. Every morning, day by day, He walks with us with a love that never tires and a blessing that never grows old. And He is with us “all the days;” it is a ceaseless abiding. There is no day so dark, so commonplace, so uninteresting that we do not find Him there.
Often, no doubt, He is unrecognized, as He was on the way to Emmaus, until we realize how our hearts have been warmed, our love stirred, our Bible so strangely vivified, with every promise seeming to speak to us with heavenly reality and power. It is the Lord!
God grant that His living presence may be made more real to us henceforth. Whether we have the consciousness and evidence-as they had a few glorious times in those 40 days – or whether we go forth into the coming days as they did most of their days to walk by simple faith and in simple duty, let us know this fact always, that He is with us, a Presence all unseen but real and ready when we need Him to manifest Himself for our relief.”
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