The Word Gives Strength

The Word Gives Strength

Tuesday, March 31

Tourists invariably are amazed at the towering sequoias in the California forests. The rings in these gigantic trees indicated that they were centuries old when Jesus was here on earth. Forest rangers declare that they are always found in clusters, never in isolation. They have survived the storms of the ages because they have stood together.

The Christian is not a hermit nor a castaway stranded on a lonely island. The believer is a part of a worldwide fellowship. Dean Inge said strikingly that God has promised to make us free, but not independent.

Certainly, the Christian has direct access to the resources of the word of God. The dimensions of the love of Christ, however, Paul declares, are known only “with all the saints” (Ephesians 3:18).

Let your word, gracious Lord, and your love lead us onward and upward. AMEN.

About the Author

Theodore W. Anderson (1889–1972) served as president of the Evangelical Covenant Church for twenty-six years, from 1933 to 1959. Elected during the height of the Depression, he guided the church through a time of challenges, conflict, and developing identity. Anderson wrote these devotionals for the Home Altar in 1963.

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