I’m still praying for a foot of snow. It’s early February in Piedmont North Carolina and to date we have had no snow. Now mind you, I do not want multiple feet of snow like they have up North, just a foot. I will settle for six inches. I love what a blanket of snow does to the land. It purifies it, it covers up the imperfections, it makes things soft and quiet and clean.
It reminds me of what God tells Isaiah his Word will do; it “goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11 God’s Word has the power to cleanse us from our sin, to bring healing and wholeness, to purify our hearts, to give us peace and hope and best of all, eternal life.
As you read and study God’s Word, recall his promise from Isaiah; it shall accomplish in you what God intends for it to accomplish. And as we are faithful to proclaim it to others, God’s Word will do the same in their lives too. Thanks be to God!
Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, send your Word into my heart that it may accomplish in me your purpose. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Carl Haynes, Dean of the Carolinas Mission District, and the Pastor of Christiana Lutheran Church in Salisbury, NC.