Have you ever noticed carefully the way life unfolds the morning after a storm? The air is clear and clean, the sun comes out ever so brightly with a beautiful sky and all living plant life shows its best green color while the flowers open beautifully and display their magic. The birds sing a little better and even we humans come forward with a much brighter outlook on life with a livelier step and a more positive attitude.
Well, if you took the time to worship the Lord yesterday on the Sabbath life should seem this way to you today as well. Regular worship, supplemented by reading the Word and praying to him in thanks and praise are simple steps that each of us needs to perform routinely. Our belief in our Lord and Savior requires constant practice and repetition. The more we do it, the better we perform and the more it means to us.
But there is much more to it than just that. If we fully accept our Savior as Lord, we become like the morning after the storm. We throw off the muck and mire of life and become clean and fresh again, bathed in His shower of blessings and the warmth of His love. And by living by His Commandments and His Word we discipline ourselves to live the Christian life of love and hope, a life that will lead us at the end of our limited time on earth to our eternal salvation through Him.
There can be no greater grace or love than this and we are so blessed that He has given us this opportunity. Will you accept it?
Dear Lord: Thank you for the grace and love that you have given to us for we are mere sinners who are undeserving of your mercy. Help us to open our hearts and minds to you and allow the Holy Spirit into our bodies so that we might live for you both now and forevermore. We ask in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Savior, who died that we might live. Amen.
Have a wonderful day and remember always to keep it with God.