Daily Meditations Published by IT Fellowship of North America & Europe Diocese of Mar Thoma Church
Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Mission as sharing Christ
Vs 1 You, Lord, showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
In the Bible passage, we see the greatness of God. God has shown the utmost forgiveness and compassion towards us. He brought back the captive people and forgave the sins. God took away his wrath and delivered us from the judgement. In the Psalms there is a prayer for restoration and revival by God . It’s asking for God's salvation and mercy. We have confidence in God's response and trust in the good righteousness of God.
God's righteousness is so rich that he makes a path for his people. His salvation will come to those that fear him. As God moves his people, glory will follow for all the days to come. God will speak peace unto those who have surrendered to his name. 1 John 5:4-5 says “4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God”. This verse reminds us that we have a God who is stronger than all and will save us from our sins. He has saved his people for generations. He has shown his goodness to all who believe ,trust and worship his holy name. As 1 John 4:4 reminds us “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
You can't understand why the road doesn't get easier, why God doesn't remove the stones and straighten the path. If God did that, you might never get to the top, because the bumps are what you can climb on. Warren W. Wiersbe, The Bumps Are What You Climb On
Dear Father God, I praise and thank You for Your loving-kindness and great mercy which is new every morning and remains steadfast and sure throughout the day - to strengthen and hold. Thank you for all the blessings you have abundantly showered upon us. Father God, we pray for all those sick and in need, that you may put your healing touch upon them. All this in Jesus name we pray, Amen
Shanna Varghese St.Johns Marthoma Church , NY
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church
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