Friday, March 1, 2019

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

The Need For Nourishment

Psalms 37:1-11
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.(Ps 37:3)
A baby Cameron was born 6 weeks prematurely. Undersized and in danger, he became a resident of the hospital’s neonatal unit for about 2 weeks until he gained enough weight to go home. His biggest challenge was that, in the physical exercise of eating, he burned more calories than he was taking in. This obviously hindered his development. It seemed that the little guy took two steps backward for every step of progress he made.
No medicine or treatment could solve the problem; he just needed the strength-giving fortification of nourishment.
As followers of Christ, we are constantly finding our emotional and spiritual reserves drained by the challenges of life in a fallen world. In such times, we need nourishment to strengthen us. In Psalm 37, David encouraged us to strengthen our hearts by feeding our souls. He wrote, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” (v.3).
When weakness afflicts us, the reassurance of God’s never-ending faithfulness can enable us to carry on in His name. His faithful care is the nourishment we need, giving us, as the hymn “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” says, “strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow.”
Dear Lord, nourish me by your word and your love so that I can be a source of grace for others.Amen.
Be empowered by God to empower others.
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church