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.