Daily Devotional October 19, 2022

Rerun of Daily Devotional October 3, 2017

Yesterday I got up at 4:30, took the dogs for a short walk, and then got to work on the Daily Devotional. 

Once I was done, I hit send, and then turned on the news.  That’s when I saw a man filled with evil, with access to automatic weapons and high capacity magazines, had killed fifty-nine people and wounded hundreds of others.

In addition to the unprecedented destruction of massive hurricanes and forest fires, possible war with North Korea, clear evidence that Russia tried to interfere with our democratic process, the inability of the most powerful nation on earth to adequately assist its own people in Puerto Rico, a nurse who is arrested for protecting her patient, and a Cabinet member fired for wasting approximately one million dollars of taxpayer money to fly on private aircraft instead of commercial, now we have just experienced the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.  And with congress about to take up legislation that will loosen already lax gun laws and possibly legalize gun silencers, it looks as if our world has gone insane.

That’s why I was so thankful for what Patty sent yesterday.  And even though I am not a tech oriented person, it helped me put everything in the right perspective.  I pray it does the same for you.

Jesus is like a COMPUTER.

He ENTERS your life,

SCANS your problems,

EDITS your tension,

DOWNLOADS solutions, 

 DELETES your worries,

 and SAVES you!

Patty’s words helped me see the big picture.  Paul said it this way:  “So we do not lose heart.  Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.  For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.”  (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, please use me to make a difference in the lives of those who suffer.  Then bring me home.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

The book of Revelation says it best.  God wins.  That’s what matters.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins