Great Plains Daily Devotional for 1/22/2020

Today please be in prayer for

Bruning UMC
Davenport UMC
Shickley UMC
Prairie Rivers District
Bruning UMC
Davenport UMC
Shickley UMC
Prairie Rivers District
Belgrade UMC
Cedar Rapids UMC
Fullerton Community UM/Pres USA Church
St. Edward NE UMC
Prairie Rivers District
St. Paul NE UMC
Prairie Rivers District

Today's Lectionary Text

Psalm 19:1-6 

To the leader. A Psalm of David.

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
    and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
    and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
    their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
    and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
    and its circuit to the end of them;
    and nothing is hid from its heat.

Today's Devotional

One of the benefits of moving to Kansas from Arkansas almost three years ago has been enjoying a big sky. Having lived either in the foothills, or smack dab in the middle, of the Ozark Mountains for many years, I never had a good view of the sunrise or sunset. It was always blocked by mountains and trees. Now the awe-inspiring beauty of both is something to which I hope I never become accustomed. As Psalm 19 explains, they really do tell of the glory of God and proclaim the work of God’s hands. Chis Tomlin refers to it in his latest song as “a love letter in the sky.”

Some days as I drive over a ridge only to be confronted with a sky dressed in orange and pink and gold, I even say out loud, “Now you’re just showing out, God!” But I know that God goes to great lengths to reach me and everyone else and the message is the same, displayed right there in the heavens for all to see: “I love you!”
-Donna Ernest
Congregational Excellence Administrative Assistant



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