July 19, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on John 1:41. “The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah.” (that is, the Christ)
Andrew, one of Jesus’ first disciples, ran to tell his brother Simon (soon to be Peter) about it. He wanted to share the good news with someone, and not just anyone but someone close to him. It is still good news today for Jesus is still here. He is in you, as the Holy Spirit dwells within you always. God promised never to leave you nor forsake you. Therefore, he stands alongside you right now. We are indeed longingly waiting for the time the Lamb of God returns in all his glory, and the prophecies of John in the Book of Revelation come to pass, yet every day, we are part of God being present and creatively active in the world today. Who could you share that good news with today and this week?
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for coming as a humble servant to take my guilt upon you forever. Help me to express the joy of your salvation in being a witness to you to the people around me. Use me to be your hands, your feet, your mouth, and your ears today, and as I step into a new week. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.