Thursday, August 29, 2019

August 29

”Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.” (Hebrew 4:1 NIV)

I heard a story told about a man who came on a visit to a little town in the Rocky Mountains. He approached an old man seated on a bench and asked him if he might tell him what the town was best known for. The old man replied: ”Sure, it’s here that everything begins.”
The old gentleman on the bench had understood something of real importance. And it is that everything begins just where we find ourselves, and just from the ”present”, the "now". If we see every setting as a possible spring-board to action, and every instant as a starting point, nothing will be impossible for us.

Jesus, thank You that there exist no hopeless situations, nor any hopeless people in Your sight. As long as we live in the presence of grace we can begin anew, regardless of how dire our situation may seem.

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