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My Prayer for Today

Prayer Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy
Thank You Lord for this day of Your grace and mercy bestowed upon me. Bless the peoples of the world and churches that truly worship You in all holiness without a "will-shop of worship". Father, bless those that keep your Sabbath in worshiping You. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

January 25
RadianceHebrews 1–2
When I was a boy, my dad took me to his construction site, and told me, “Don’t look directly at the welding light; it can blind you.” But a welding flame is cool and dangerous. As my father was talking with the foreman, I fixated on the light. I saw spots for the rest of the evening, but didn’t tell anyone. I secretly feared that the radiance had actually blinded me.

The radiance of Christ is blinding—it was for Paul (Acts 9:1–31). In an epic hymn about the work of God’sSon throughout history, the author of Hebrews calls Jesus“the radiance of [God’s] glory and the representation of his essence, sustaining all things by the word of power” (Heb 1:3). It’s easy to wonder if sustainability is possible, if the world will one day crumble and fall. But in Christ, there is hope.

Jesus is much like the sun. You don’t always notice its power, warmth, or even that it’s there. That is especially the case for the cloudy days. We forget that without the sun, there would…