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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Those who feared the Lord talked with each other, and the Lord listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the Lord and honored his name.
- Malachi 3:16 (NIV)
We keep a little bowl of rocks on our front porch. These chunks of gravel and flint are nothing special. But to my young grandson, these rocks were dinosaur bones. And our yard was full of these treasures. So we leave the “dinosaur bones” on our porch to remind us of that special little boy with the vivid imagination.
Israel was told to take stones from the middle of the Jordan and set them on the banks of the river as a reminder of their safe passage across the river. Like the Israelites, we can find hope and comfort in remembering God’s watchful care when we face difficult circumstances.
As I remember God’s faithfulness, I know that God remembers me and writes my name in a special book of remembrance (Mal. 3:16).
Thomas Buice (Tennessee)
Thought for the Day
Today I will remember God’s mercy and faithfulness.
Thank you, Lord, for so many reminders of your love for us, as we pray,“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matt. 6:9-13, NIV). Amen.
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