Saturday, August 19, 2006

God's Minute

August Nineteenth

Looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.--Hebrews 12:2

FATHER, whenever we kneel in the quiet of the hour of prayer, the wonder of Thy love enthralls us. We are thrilled by the memory of Calvary; we marvel at the mercy which forgives sin; we are filled with awe at the thought of the goodness which has followed us all the days of our life.

But we find it hard to keep our hearts aglow when we arise from our knees and go forth to face the stress and the strife, the disappointments and the heartbreaks of our common life. Then we are prone to forget Thy love. Oh, help us each day, the bitterest as well as the brightest, to have so vibrant a sense of Thee that we shall find it hard to be unmerciful to others. Keep us ever so alive to Thy goodness that evil shall be hateful to us. And may the vision of Calvary so impress itself upon us, that we may not hesitate to do the sacrificial deed that the need of some brother may demand. And do Thou walk with us in life; and in death take us, dear Lord, to dwell with Thee.

Amen.

Rev. Albert E. Day, A.M.,
Cincinnati, Ohio

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