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Fixing a broken world.

April 29, 2015

Today’s Word

Bits of Information & Inspiration

Today in History

1607 – The English first attempted to settle the New World in Virginia. The first Anglican worship ceremony of the Jamestown party in the new world was held on this day, April 29, 1607. “The nine and twentieth day, we set up a Crosse at Chesupioc [Chesapeake] Bay, and named that place Cape Henry,” wrote Captain John Smith. Reverend Robert Hunt led them in a service. The colonists would soon establish a place of worship.

Inspirational Words

“Live in the world as if only God and your soul were in it; then your heart will never be made captive by any earthly thing.”
– John of the Cross

Today’s Word

Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless.
Psalm 10:12 (NIV)

Thoughts on the Word

We are very much aware that we live in a broken world. Unfortunately, our broken world is also filled with broken people. In days of pain and anguish, in days when those who hurt know their helplessness, we have no other source than God to whom we can turn. The LORD, the covenant God of Israel, who kept his promises, preserved his people and produced his Messiah, is also the God who stands by us. In the short run, there are moments when he appears to not be watching or listening or caring. What do we do in those moments? Pretend we don’t have our feelings and doubts? No, we honestly cry out to our LORD who has redeemed, saved, and liberated in the past and call on him to do the same in our day!

Prayer for Today

God of hope, do not be far from us in days that are dark and menacing. Bring an end to civil unrest and grant peace between people of differing culture and race. Bring salvation to the unknowing and wisdom to Christians in their daily witness. Restore to us the joy of living and the hope of good things; give us comfort in our times of pain and anguish. Lift up your hand and act to bring repentance and renewal to our time, our families, our culture, and your Church. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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