January28, 2015

Gal 2_20

Galatians 2:11-21

Here’s a story of what it means to live to God, filled with the faith of Christ.

In 1994, members of the Hutu tribe in Rwanda carried out mass murders of the Tutsi tribe. At the town of Ruhanga, a group of 13,500 Christians had gathered for refuge. They came from various denominations: Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Pentecostals, Baptists and others. According to a witness, when the militias came, they ordered the Hutus and Tutsis to separate themselves by tribe. The people refused and declared that they were all one in Christ, and for that they were all killed.

St. Paul wrote: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Gal 2:20 We live in a time when we are being called on to stand for our faith. It may not be politically correct; however, it is biblically demanded. 1

Prayer: Lord give us strength, that no matter the situation, we may face each moment in faith. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Thomas W. Corbell, Pastor of  Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Statesville, NC.

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1. Thomas, E. “Can These Bones Live?” SOMA Newsletter; October 15, 1996

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