Great Plains Daily Devotional for 2/12/2021

Today please be in prayer for

Jeff Prothro
DeSoto UMC
Kansas City District
Debbie Hull
Fairway: Old Mission UMC
Kansas City District
David Livingston
Fairway: Old Mission UMC
Kansas City District
Karen Nyhart
Fairway: Old Mission UMC
Kansas City District

Today's Lectionary Text

Psalm 50-1-6

A psalm of Asaph. The Mighty One, God, the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to where it sets. From Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth. Our God comes and will not be silent; a fire devours before him, and around him a tempest rages. He summons the heavens above, and the earth, that he may judge his people: "Gather to me this consecrated people, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice." And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.
 

Today's Devotional

If we counted the times in our life that we lost an item, we may not want to let anybody know the number. It could be embarrassing. Yet it seems to be a part of life to either misplace an item or just loose it somewhere. Some of our thoughts may be that someone else stole the item or the dog carried it outside and buried it. Normally the culprit is us. We set the item down or put it away in a safe place to only forget where we left it. So, we retrace out steps to the place where we were sure that we had it last. Usually, the lost item is found somewhere between the last place we remember having it and the place where we discovered it was lost.
 
The psalm of Asaph reveals to us that God is all around us and always communicating to us through various ways, shapes, and forms. He will never be silent; He loves His people and desires us to be close to Him. So why would be lose sight of God? Is it related to losing an item and we cannot remember where we put it? Or do we put God in a safe place to call on when we really need him.
 
Whatever the case is in our lives, God is always there and ready to communicate with us. His love is too great to be hidden or put away for another day. As the scripture tells us “And the heavens proclaim His righteousness, for He is a God of Justice.” Let us retrace our steps back to God and rejoice in the fact that we are near Him again.
-Brad Zimmerman
Pastor, Bucklin UMC

Prayer for Reflection

Dear Lord, let us always remember that you are with us always in all situations. Amen.
 

 

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