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Thought for the Day by Phil Moon (Vicar)
“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jer 32:27)
That’s a good question. Is anything too hard for God? Please answer that, honestly.
I think in practice we do think some things are too hard for the Lord. Here are some suggestions:
BH to have 100 new Christians by this time next year
Climate change to be reversed
My child to come back to the Lord
The conversion of the Taliban
Let’s focus on that last one. According to mission partners just recently evacuated from Afghanistan, most Christians there, “expect to meet Jesus face to face in the next two weeks.” There is so much we must be praying for that country; our little prayer meetings seem a little paltry, and we wonder just what God can do. But is anything, anything, too hard for the Lord?
Seems to me that God is very good at doing the ‘impossible’. Just take a look at yourself. He’s given you a new life, and He’s got you on the way to heaven, and if we take a good long and honest look at ourselves, it just seems impossible. Yet it isn’t. It’s happening.
So today, please join me in praying for Taliban fighters to be converted to Jesus. Is anything too hard for the Lord? Of course not.
Thought for the Day by Matt Jones (Music Minister)
Sometimes a word or phrase sticks out at you when you read a portion of Scripture.
7 The Lord reigns forever;
he has established his throne for judgment.
8 He rules the world in righteousness
and judges the peoples with equity.
9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
The Lord is a refuge. Some of us might think of our house, our living room or our bedroom as a place of ‘refuge’, places where we can feel ‘safe’. But rather than a place of comfort think of a ‘fortress’, a place which is impregnable, where the most overwhelming army couldn’t possibly breach.
This is the Lord for us. We can have full confidence in Him that we will never be lost. Our salvation is guaranteed because of Him. Though life may throw it’s worst at us, He will never let us go. We can find peace in the midst of the storm because He Himself is our peace.
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