Good morning, Precious Family:
I hope you are peacefully dwelling in the love and shadow of God. This morning, I think about the fact that so many things are happening in the world around us and directly to us.
I remember a good lesson that I’ve heard several times over the years. What matters most, in any situation we may find ourselves, is whether we respond or react. I know reacting with emotions is easy to do in a stressful situation. I think that most of the time, most of us respond with love, grace, and patience.
No matter what you are faced with this week, I pray that you would pause to make sure that love is leading and guiding your thoughts, will, and emotions.
Song of Hope and Praise
Scriptures of Hope
New International Version
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
I love you with the everlasting and never-ending love of Jesus, the Christ.
Rev. Marcia Davis