He has Risen! Alleluia!
Today's devotion is based on Hebrews 11:24 and 26, "By faith Moses … considered abuse suffered for the Christ to be greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to the reward."
Faith is powerful. Through faith, God transformed ordinary people into mighty heroes, people we can emulate. It isn't that Moses or any of the other people mentioned in Hebrews 11 made the miracles and mighty deeds happen – but that their faith allowed God to use them for his purposes. God delivered the Israelites from their suffering in Egypt. God parted the Red Sea. God brought down the walls of Jericho. God gave an isolated and ostracised woman in a hostile city the courage to stand up for what was right – and saved her from death. God can use you also.
Please pray with me: Mighty God, grant us the faith that focuses on you no matter the cost. Transform us by your love and mercy, and use us to achieve your purposes so that you may be glorified in all creation. Amen.