Devotional – Wednesday, August 5, 2020

THE DAILY NEWS 

So — how did you start and finish your day? Did you feel like you were in a track meet, constantly on the run, trying to finish that last errand or “to do” action? How would we write our newspaper column telling others about our day? Certainly, in this 21st century of high technology, our society appears to have placed a premium on our time each day. While I confess to enjoying the modern conveniences of electronics and nano-tech gadgetry, I get the most excited when I can share with a neighbor, friend, or family. 

So — here is my “daily news” for you, my friends. Does it seem like this pandemic has lasted almost 19 weeks?  While that in itself gives us plenty to talk about, I’d like to tell you about what I learned recently after work one day.

I finished my work routine and started my walk around the subdivision. While this is by no means any marathon, it is a wonderful way to appreciate what God has created.

What made this day so special were two young children who were ready to share their happiness – their joy – their laughing and giggling- in just being kids, riding their bikes, up and down the street. While this event may not have taken much time, I smile every time I think of this wonderful opportunity God put before me.

So — my brothers and sisters in Christ, what Good News do you have to share with others today? 

A reading for today from Ephesians 5: 15-20: Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery; but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you so much for sending Jesus; He is our Good News. He is our Eternal Hope and Joy. Lord let us discern Thy will each and every day as we face the challenges of life. Thank you for loving us so. Amen.

Offered by Chris Culp

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