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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Saturday, December 27, 2014
Today’s story in The Upper Room is by Doug Wilson (New York) titled “UNEXPECTED BLESSING.” Doug’s story reminds me that God keeps us safe from harm and never leaves our side.
Here is a portion of Doug’s story:
“I enjoy running. One Saturday morning, I was hoping to do some training on a nearby hill. But it was already humid, and the clear blue sky allowed for too much hot sun. . . While I had noticed the row of green-leafed sugar maple trees along the street, I had not realized the way they arched over the road, blocking the hot sun. . .
When I realized what the shade of the trees provided to help me, the verses from Psalm 121 came to mind . . . I found myself feeling very thankful for the unexpected and personal way I had experienced God’s blessing that day.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – Today, I will watch for signs of God’s personal love for me.
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for the unexpected surprises of your overarching grace and love in our lives. Amen.
To read the entire story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/
This song expresses assurance and hope in God’s protection day and night. He not only made the hills but heaven and earth as well. We should never trust a lesser power than God himself. But not only is he all-powerful, he also watches over us. Nothing diverts or deters him. We are safe. We never outgrow our need for God’s untiring watch over our life.
We can depend upon God for help; Pilgrims must travel through lonely country to their destination; they are protected, not by anything created, but by the Creator of everything. (NLT)
Psalm 121:1-8 – I look up to the mountains—does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth!
He will not let you stumble and fall; the one who watches over you will not sleep. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never tires and never sleeps.
The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade. The sun will not hurt you by day, nor the moon at night. The Lord keeps you from all evil and preserves your life. The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.
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