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My Prayer for Today

My Prayer for Today Heavenly Father, I come asking those that are Christians to let their lights shine through their: living, walk, talk, hearing, seeing, people that they are close acquaintance of, laying down and being the same always showing Christian love from the heart when seen or unseen. May mine and their lives be a beacon of light of Jesus and You O God that they will want to COME and be saved. Let us all remember that we were all sinners saved by GRACE. EVANGELIZE. In Jesus' precious and divine name Christ I pray. Amen. - Min. Lynwood F. Mundy

Morning and Evening: Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged; New modern edition

Morning, February 25      Go To Evening Reading

   “The wrath to come.” 
         — Matthew 3:7

It is pleasant to pass over a country after a storm has spent itself; to smell the freshness of the herbs after the rain has passed away, and to note the drops while they glisten like purest diamonds in the sunlight. That is the position of a Christian. He is going through a land where the storm has spent itself upon his Saviour’s head, and if there be a few drops of sorrow falling, they [distill] from clouds of mercy, and Jesus cheers him by the assurance that they are not for his destruction. But how terrible is it to witness the approach of a tempest: to note the [fore warnings] of the storm; to mark the birds of heaven as they droop their wings; to see the cattle as they lay their heads low in terror; to discern the face of the sky as it [grow's] black, and look to the sun which [shine's] not, and the heavens which are angry and frowning! How terrible to await the dread advance …

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

February 25: The Fear
John 9:13–34

We often don’t realize that we’re guilty of fearing others. At the time, it can feel definite and look legitimate. Fearing others can also take the form of a meticulous house, staying late at the office, or passing anxious, sleepless nights. When we hold someone else’s opinions higher than God’s, we suddenly find our world shaky and imbalanced.
Jesus’ healing of the blind man reveals that the fear of people is not a modern concept. The Pharisees had a stranglehold on Jewish life: “for the Jews had already decided that if anyone should confess him to be Christ, he would be expelled from the synagogue” (John 9:22). The blind man’s parents were victims of their mission, but they were willing victims. Even within the ruling ranks, though, opinions were divided, but the fear of people still ruled (John 9:16). John reports elsewhere that “many of the rulers believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess it.… For they loved the praise of …