Despite all of the horrendous happenings in the world today, there is still overwhelming evidence of a good and loving Creator. Each morning, we question not whether the sun will rise, and we know too, that it shall set again each evening. Mighty mountains and vast oceans reflect the radiance of our remarkable Redeemer.
In Acts, when Paul was speaking to a crowd that had attempted to honor he and Barnabas as if they were gods in human form, Paul spent time clearing the air and making certain that all the hearers were clear that they were mere men, serving the living God. “Men, why are you doing this? We too are only men, human like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them. In the past, He let all nations go their own way. Yet He has not left Himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in seasons; He provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” – (Acts 14:15-17)
Though the evidence of a Creator is overwhelmingly clear, the greatest gift we will ever know, only becomes known to those who are given the opportunity to hear. Jesus came so that ALL might have life and trust in Him. Our charge is to share the truth of His great love with the world around us, so that all might have the opportunity to come to know of the saving grace that is available through our great and loving Lord. May we go forth in peace and make His love known to all mankind.
tell of His great love;
trust in His grace,
point hearts to above.
Let His light shine,
through the way we live;
His glory shown,
as our life, we give.
unto Jesus Christ;
honor to Him,
paid redemption price.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for those who have gone before us, faithfully following You. Thank You for the gift that their obedience brought, as the truth of Christ was made known to us. Thank You that it was not anything that they did in their own strength, but that You equipped and empowered their willing hearts to do that which You had called them to do. Forgive us for being fearful to step out in faith, or for staying silent, when we are meant to speak. Teach us to trust You more, and to remember that if You call us to it, You will bring us through it. May our faithful obedience be an instrument to deliver the truth of Your love to those who have been lacking it for so long. May many come to know Your saving grace, as we step out wherever we are called. Be glorified in all that we say and do. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.
Because of the tender mercy of our God, … the rising sun will come to us from heaven.
– Luke 1:78