11 August: Light at the End of the Tunnel
In seasons of utter darkness, one thing that injects even more strength into our personal storms, is when there’s seemingly no light at the end of the tunnel…
READ JEREMIAH 31 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
As with most days around this time of the year, today will always be a day forever held in infamy for us. This is the last day our son remained above ground and exposed to light, before his body was committed to the permanent darkness of the grave. So when I read today’s chapter, the overall feel is of my Maker’s loving-kindness.
In the midst of great upheaval when evil seemed to be reigning over every corner of human experience, the ancient prophet, Jeremiah, speaks of future HOPE as light at the end of the tunnel. [v2] Just as the Creator God was concerned that Isaiah should comfort His people[a], Jeremiah lives long enough to speak direction, explanation, pronouncing words of judgement and punishment, and yet proclaiming a Day of great comfort as light at the end of the tunnel. [v27,31,38]
As clichéd as this may sound, or as unbelievable as it may seem at the time, whatever we’re going through and however dark the storm, or long the tunnel may seem, our Maker’s LIGHT is up ahead of us if only we keep walking in His direction.
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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.
Wanting to connect with the Creator of LIGHT? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
I’ll enter Your gates, Lord, with thanksgiving in my heart. I’ll enter Your courts with praise and give thanks to You and bless Your Holy Name. [Psalm 100:4]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: God’s Grace on Lebanon[c]
Your Country: The Creator’s Values in Schools
Yourself: Your influence on your neighbours
Your concerns for today
Father God, help me to give thanks in every situation (good or bad) because I know that this is Your will for me. [1 Thessalonians 5:18]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
Please forgive me, Lord. The pride of my heart has deceived me. I’ve lived in the clefts of the rocks and made my home on the heights, saying to myself, “Who can bring me down to the ground?” [Obadiah 1:3]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
If I’m steadfast of mind, Lord God, You’ll keep me in perfect peace, because my trust is in You. [Isaiah 26:3]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”
When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[d] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Prayer
“If anyone lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” [James 1:5]
[a] Isaiah 40:1
[b] Matthew 6:5-15
[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31