Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

          Jesus Christ the Way, Truth, and Life

                           Psalm 116:1-11 

                        Mrs. Bindu L. Abraham

                             St. James MTC, NY

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful. The Lord protects the simple;

In our everyday life, we go through many turmoils. Some of them we usually can handle but there are others where it seems life is impossible. Those times we lose our hope, our trust and sometimes our faith.

One night a man had a dream. He was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed the scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonged to him, and the other to the Lord. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him and he questioned Lord about it. “Lord, you said once that I have decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there was only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you the most you would leave me.” The Lord replied,” My precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”~ The original Poem "Footprints in the sand" was written by Mary Stevenson in 1939.

When life seems nothing is going right, do not give up hope. Lift your eyes upon to the Lord and He will save you. 

PRAYER

Dear Heavenly Father, please help us to remember that You will always be there for us, walking by our side. When we face obstacles or turmoil, let us not be anxious or worried for we know that You will be guiding us . We ask in Your precious name, AMEN.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:

“ Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to GOD.” ~Philippians 4:6