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Prayer, Thought for Today

Most Precious God and Father, thank You for this moment of Your grace and mercy to see this moment of a new day. In this moment of this beginning of day I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you. I don't have the space and time to keep praising You, but You know my love for You. I pray that those that profess and are saved by the blood of Jesus Your begotten Son will also have the same love that I have for You! Protect me, my family, friends and enemies throughout this day inn the name of Jesus. In His name I pray. Amen. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Fresh Start Devotionals

Fickle What was the mood in the upper room at the Last Supper? When I close my eyes and try to imagine the evening, all I can see is da Vinci’s painting. (Why did they all sit on the same side of the table?) My art critique aside, I would imagine it was a very serious evening. Jesus dramatically showed His heart as he knelt down to wash the disciples’ feet. An amazing demonstration of servant-leadership. After supper, the scripture says they sang a hymn and went out into the evening. But then what? What did they do after spending spiritual, intimate time with Jesus? On the Mount of Olives, Jesus entered into the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. He asked a simple request of his friends: “Pray for me.” Instead, they went to sleep. Everyone, that is, except Judas. He went to town and rounded up some of his friends. When he saw Jesus, he gave Him a kiss. In the upper room, with the others he said, “Surely not I, Lord?” I won’t betray you. But he did betray Jesus. His betrayal was espec…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

February 13 MY SAVIOR’S LOVE Words and Music by Charles H. Gabriel, 1856–1932 Live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:2) Love saw a guilt of sin, and sought a basis of pardon. Love saw the defilement of sin, and sought a way of cleansing. Love saw the depravity of sin, and sought a means of restoration. Love saw the condemnation of sin, and sought a method of justification. Love saw the death of sin, and sought a way of life. Love sought—Love found! —Unknown Historians have noted that the ancient Greeks expressed three levels of love: Eros Love—a “give me” kind of love; Philia Love—a “give and take” kind of love. “You love me and I’ll love you;” and Agape Love—an “unconditional” kind of love. “I love you simply for who you are.” Our Savior’s love was agape love in its highest form. He loved us enough to leave heaven’s best, to suffer humiliation and death for a world of rebellious sin…