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“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” Colossians 1:27

We sing a song at church often: “Nothing else matters, nothing in this world will do. Jesus you’re the centre, everything revolves around you.”    Paul wrote that the mystery that was revealed to the Gentiles was Christ in them, the hope of glory.

When we have Jesus as the centre of our life, we have a gold mine of peace deep within us that gives us hope both now and for eternity.  When we face trials, tests, and questions, we can draw from that peace to find the answers we need.  We can go forth each day, knowing that He will always be there for us, guiding us each step of the way.  Most important of all, we have the assurance that we are His children, and that one day we are going to be with Him for eternity.

What a hope we have, glory for today and for the future.

Prayer: Thank you Jesus for the hope you have given us and for your peace that abides within.

Devotion by Anne Johnston

We live in a world that is overflowing with people who feel like they should be given something for nothing; the word is “entitlement.” Being provided for without working is at the top of the “entitlement” list. This mind-set has been around a long time. There was a mother in the Bible who felt like her boys should be given a seat next to Jesus. Matthew 20:24 reads, “Then came to him the mother Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.” They were disciples and helped Jesus out so why not ask for a favor she thought. Be careful that you don’t come to worship Him with your entitlement package in your purse. God doesn’t owe us a thing and yet He loads us with benefits.

Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for being so good to me. I worship You with empty hands raised, and a heart full of thanksgiving for ALL you have done for me. Lord, I’m not asking for special seating in Heaven; I just want to be in Your Kingdom. Amen!

Devotion by: Kaye Singleton

2 Samuel 22: 29, “For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness.” To be in the dark can be a horrifying experience. When I sleep I like my room dark, otherwise light is necessary to accomplish my duties. I’ve been in caves where the darkness was so thick movement was impossible. There are dark days when I need to see a faint light in my situation. Without the Lord shedding light on my circumstance, it would be suffocating. David knew from experience the importance of seeing the lamp of the Lord, especially when he was trying to stay out of the hand of his enemy.

Prayer: When I can’t see my way clearly I can count on You to lighten my personal darkness. You light up my life in the midst of sorrow!

Devotion by: Kaye Singleton