Well, we're at the end of another week and it's another week of lockdown as well. It's sometimes only as we look back that we realise just how many weeks we've been in this situation and it's amazing how, despite the challenges it brings, God is able to give us strength and keep our focus on a day to day basis.
Deuteronomy 33. 25 says, 'As your days so shall your strength be', and that's a promise that is replicated in the Lord's prayer in the words, 'Give us each day our daily bread' (Matt 6. 11). Day by day, enough for the day because we are only promised today, or as much of today as we'll see!
What we may not realise is that the Deuteronomy verse also says, 'the bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze'. The gateway to a city was crucial for its safety, protection, and well-being, and the same is true of our lives. Not only are we given strength but we are safe as well. It's not just a matter of getting through each day, but daily we are really safe. I pray we will see this and grow in our faith in the promises of God, and live in the power of the Holy Spirit by faith in Jesus our Saviour.
I have started recording the 3 daily devotions for those who receive the CDs. If anyone has scenic photos that they would like to share with me, please do as I would like to use them as images for the devotion, perhaps as a background during the prayer.
Please do feel free to make contact with me at any time by any means you feel comfortable with- phone, text, email, FB messenger, WhatsApp. I have certainly found that it is really good to talk, or even to communicate digitally with others, even just to say 'hi'. And please do keep in touch with one another as well. If you feel prompted to make contact with someone then do it; the Holy Spirit does prompt, He does bring people to our minds and it is a sure sign that contact needs to be made, perhaps for a reason unknown to you and me at the time.
Take care and God bless
Rev Colin L Macleod