Daily Devotions: July 5, 2017

Daily Devotions: July 5, 2017

Psalm 145:11-14

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. The Lord is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds.” vs. 13

It’s easy to get discouraged with the never-ending shenanigans of Washington and the never-realized promises of politicians. Somehow things never turn out the way they’re supposed to and justice seems only a dream. Right now it seems we’re at an impasse and governments struggle to function at all. Seemingly implacable differences have divided us and it’s almost impossible to see resolution in the future. In these times, when our trust of leaders is minimal and the truth is hard to discern, the psalmist reminds us that God’s kingdom is among us and will remain for all generations. It’s that kingdom that Jesus announced as he began his ministry and it’s in that kingdom we can experience the community that the world cannot give, and know the peace that transcends human understanding. In that kingdom we are bound together by love and nourished by the Spirit of God. It’s here that the Risen Christ reigns and grace abounds. We wish sometimes that this kingdom were well established and more visible, and so we regularly pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Praise God for the many times this prayer is answered and we see signs of God’s faithful rule and presence in our own lives and in the lives of those around us!

Thought for the Day: Where did I experience the Kingdom today?


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