Friday, April 29, 2016

As Certain as the Dawn

“So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord.
His going forth is as certain as the dawn;
And He will come to us like the rain,
Like the spring rain watering the earth.”

Hosea 6:3
As a girl, I went to Camp Pinnacle in Clayton, Georgia, for summer church camp. On the last day the staff woke up us at 4 a.m. to hike up Mount Pinnacle. My friends from school and church and I chatted and laughed as we made our way up the steep slopes with our flashlights. It was still dark when we got to our destination and our leader sternly told us: sit down, turn off your flashlights, and do not move or talk.

Suddenly the brilliant sun burst over the horizon revealing that we were on the edge of the pinnacle overlooking the hills and valleys, pastures and farmhouses of north Georgia. Someone started singing, "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty" and all the girls joined in. It was a goose bump moment I'll always remember.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity.

My Redeemer Lives

As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
 and at the last He shall take His stand on the earth.
Job 19:25

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hope in His Grace

Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 
1 Peter 1:13

My granddaughter is very interested in stories of Jesus. She loves the Bible story book illustrated by Frances Hook, and she thumbs through the pages to find pictures of Jesus.

I pray that in the years ahead, God will bring to mind all the Bible verses and stories she is learning now.

Father God, Help us to keep our eyes on you, trusting that all you have said in Your Word will come to pass. Thank You for Your promise to be with us always.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

My Hope Is You

To you, O Lord, I lift my soul
In you, O God, I place my trust
Do not let me be put to shame
Nor let my enemies triumph over me
My hope is you
Show me your ways
Guide me in Truth
In all my days
My hope is you
Third Day

Monday, April 25, 2016

In Your Light We See Light

How precious is Your lovingkindness O God!
 Therefore the children of men put their trust 
under the shadow of Your wings. 
They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, 
and You give them drink from the river of your pleasure.
 For with You is the fountain of life; 
In Your light we see light.
Psalm 36:7-9