Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” vs. 18

John 17:14-19

Even though the world can be dangerous and is continuously trying to confuse and entrap us with its seductive ways, this is exactly where followers of Jesus have been sent to love and serve. In fact, if it weren’t for the presence of people of faith it’s hard telling what dreadful conditions would exist. Moral corruption would be rampant and it would be virtually impossible to trust anything that we see or hear. Everyone would be operating in their own self-interest and there would be no controls on any kind of behavior. Now some might say that this is already how things are, and sometimes it does seem that way. Some days it’s hard to find any good news in the news at all. But that’s only if we close our eyes to the truth being lived and proclaimed by the people of God all around the globe. The homeless are being housed, the hungry are being fed, and truth reigns supreme in countless people’s lives. People are even coming to know Jesus in response to faithful preaching and teaching. Repentance is happening and lives are being changed. And even if some days our mission seems formidable, Jesus calls on us not to lose heart. We are making a difference, and that’s going to continue being our story until the end of time. What a blessing it is to be a purveyor of love in a broken and hurting world!

Thought for the Day: Am I more of an optimist or a pessimist about the world?


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