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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Wednesday, April 26, 2017
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Today’s scripture reading:
The Lord said, “I have given the Levites as gifts to Aaron and his sons to do the work at the tent of meeting.” –Numbers 8:19 (NIV)
Amelia Rhodes (Michigan) titled her story “THE GIFT OF SERVING;” here is a portion of Amelia’s story:
“For a couple of years, I co-taught a preschool class while the parents were participating in a Bible study. . . . I went home each week ready for a nap. I also went home filled with immense joy, knowing that my service helped to give exhausted mothers a break, teach energetic children about God, and encourage the Bible study’s leadership team.
“All who do God’s work need help. After the tabernacle’s construction, God set apart the Levites to assist Aaron, the high priest. In the verse quoted above, God described these men as ‘gifts to Aaron and his sons.’ What an enormous help these men were to Aaron and the Israelites! They served in the daily duties of the tabernacle – sharing the burden of disassembling the tabernacle, carrying all its pieces when they moved camp, and reassembling everything upon arrival at a new place. We can offer our local churches and Christian ministries the gift of service. Whether we teach, clean, greet people, set up a room, or regularly pray for a ministry, God can use our work to help further the kingdom and to encourage our leaders. None of our gifts is too small.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – What work has God called me to do?
Prayer: Dear Lord, we offer our time as a gift to you today. Show us where we can further your work and serve you. Amen.
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