May 29, 2014

matthew28-20

Matthew 28:16-20

The legend goes, when an Indian boy comes of age, he is sent into the wilderness and spends the night alone with a list of things he must accomplish. The time came for the chief’s son to be sent out. The chief had spent three years training his son and the son had both successes and failures. On a set day, the chief’s son was sent out into the most unforgiving part of the wilderness. Armed with only the tools and skills his father gave him, he set out. During the long night, the boy found himself both afraid and doubting his abilities, but he trusted the training he received, and completed every task that was required. About dawn, he heard something moving in the tree above him. Thinking it was a mountain lion he prepared himself for the attack. Minutes seemed like hours. As first light broke, the boy readied himself for the attack. But something was different. As the sun came up, he realized it was not a lion ready to attack, but his father who had been watching over him all night.

Take heart, Jesus is faithful to his word: “I will be with you always, even until the end of the world.”

Prayer: Protecting God, help us always to feel your presence as we go about the tasks of your kingdom. Amen.

 Today’s devotion was written by Steven King,
Pastor of Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lincolnton, NC.

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One Response to May 29, 2014

  1. Danny Ward says:

    This promise is too often forgotten in the “modern” church. We want to become self reliant. We don’t turn to Him and as “Father what shall I do?” We know that if we need electricity to turn on a light and seek the outlet, why not realize that our energy comes from the Father. With my electronics background, we were taught that we are unable to create, nor destroy energy. We can only cause it to change forms. We need Jesus to change the form we collect our energy.

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