More than Good Luck - Psalm 46:1-2

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Tuesday February 23

More than Good Luck - Psalm 46:1-2 (KJV)

“God is our Refuge and Strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed and the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.”

 

Baptism is the best thing that has ever happened to us.

Baptism is not a good luck charm that makes life easy for us, but it surrounds us with God's abundant grace for the challenging and changing times in life. It gives meaning to: “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” And, “God is our Refuge and Strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed and the mountains fall into the midst of the sea.”

Baptized for our own personal journeys through life with all its pains, problems, and pitfalls, we are surrounded by God's grace. We probably will not understand all that comes our way, or all we pass through, but we do believe and find that His grace is sufficient for us through Jesus our Savior, and God will give joy and peace to us in our believing. So we move on, ready for life and ready for death, secure in the wonderful surrounding grace of God.

Baptism is the best thing that has ever happened to us.

Lord Jesus,
This Lenten season we again thank you for sharing in our life that we might share in Your gift of new and eternal life. Help us move through our times of doubt and unbelief.
Amen.

 

Rev. Layton L. Lemke, Former Board Member and Volunteer - NYA, Minnesota