Saturday, November 15, 2014
Based on Hebrews 10:19-39, Psalm 125:1-6, Ezekiel 21:1-22:31.
Gratitude brings Your great works to our remembrance, GOD Most High -- things like Your safely crossing us through the Red Sea... things like Your raising Jesus from the dead. You have done great things for us, personally and collectively, and we are glad to be Your people. For, though we sow in tears, we know we shall reap in joy.
Standing in the gap for others before You, we see the Day approaching and hear You saying that vengeance is Yours, not ours, that You will judge all people and all nations. We have faith in Your assurance that many who are unwittingly trampling the blood of Your Son underfoot will be illumined as we were by Your Spirit of grace. Many of those who are counting His sacrifice a common thing -- or as nothing -- will be forgiven and redeemed by You, LORD, for they know not what they do, and You grant our prayers for they align with Your Will.
Therefore, we bring them to You, trusting that You alone are able to bring them safely though on dry ground, crucified and risen into new and everlasting Life. We believe Your promises to the saving of the soul! And in gladness, we go forth with weeping, bearing seeds for sowing, looking toward the Day we will be coming back rejoicing, and bringing in the sheaves.
This photograph is by Kristofer Rowe.