May 24, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Acts 1:14,15, “All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120)”
We learn from today’s Bible verse that right after Jesus’ ascension, the number of believers was 120. Wow! It sounds like an impossible task for the gospel to go so far with such a small group! Later on we will see that the believers would grow to over thousands in just a few days.
Was it there work or God’s work. It is both for God is working through his believers. We could not do it on our own, but with God, our mighty God, the one who made heaven and earth! Our God is the one who rules the winds and waves! Our God is the God who parted the Red Sea, who turned water into wine, who fed thousands with just a few loaves and fish. That’s who their God and our God is!
How often we forget that, doubt that, or fail to appreciate that. We find ourselves fretting and worrying, getting stressed and anxious. Why so? Have we forgotten that our God is all-powerful? And even more importantly, have we forgotten that our God loves us?
If our God loves us so much that he willingly took God’s punishment for us, why would he not continue to love us today? He is walking with you now, supporting and assuring you that he is the God who can accomplish the impossible side.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, remind me that you are the all-powerful one. Use your power in the way that’s best for me and all people. In Jesus’ saving name, I pray. Amen