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The Gift of Peace

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FAITH BOOSTER:

The Gift of Peace [May 18,2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

You may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation. (Luke 2:29–30)

Also Read Luke 2:25–35

“I believe in Jesus and He is my Savior, and I have no fear of death,” said Barbara Bush, the wife of former US President George H. W. Bush, to her son before she died. This incredible and confident statement suggests a strong and deep-rooted faith. She experienced God’s gift of peace that comes from knowing Jesus, even when faced with death.

Simeon, a resident of Jerusalem during the first century, also experienced profound peace because of Jesus. Moved by the Holy Spirit, Simeon went to the temple when Mary and Joseph brought baby Jesus to be circumcised as required by the law for a newborn boy. Although not much is known about Simeon, from Luke’s description one can tell he was a special man of God, just and devout, waiting faithfully for the coming Messiah, and “the Holy Spirit was on him” (Luke 2:25). Yet Simeon did not experience shalom (peace), a deep sense of completeness, until he saw Jesus.

While holding Jesus in his arms, Simeon broke into a song of praise, expressing full satisfaction in God: “You may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations” (vv. 29–31). He had peace because he foresaw the future hope of the whole world.

As we celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the promised Savior, may we rejoice in God’s gift of peace.

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • Have you experienced this deep sense of satisfaction and completeness that comes from knowing Jesus?
  • How can you celebrate God’s gift of peace today?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

Dear Father, thank You for Jesus, Your gift of peace.

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-Witness Ministries-

For More Teachings And Articles Visit Our Website: http://www.witnessministries.in

Melwyn And Ruth Misquitta

Forever Love

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FAITH BOOSTER:

Forever Love!!! [May 10,2020]

WORD OF FAITH:

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.(1John 4:16). 

Also Read Psalms 136:1-9

Years ago, my four-year-daughter  gave me a  heart made of a card paper  with the word forever painted in its center. “I love you forever, Daddy,” she said.

I thanked her with a hug. “I love you more.”

That priceless gift still assures me of my daughter’s never-ending love. On tough days, God uses that sweet present to comfort and encourage me as He affirms I’m deeply loved.

That heart also reminds me of the gift of God’s everlasting love, as expressed throughout His Word and confirmed by His Spirit. We can trust God’s unchanging goodness and sing grateful praises that confirm His enduring love, as the psalmist does (Psalm 136:1). We can exalt the Lord as greater than and above all (vv. 2–3), as we reflect on His endless wonders and unlimited understanding (vv. 4–5). The God who loves us forever is the conscious and caring Maker of the heavens and earth, who maintains control of time itself (vv. 6–9).

We can rejoice because the everlasting love the psalmist sang about is the same continuing love our all-powerful Creator and Sustainer pours into the lives of His children today. No matter what we’re facing, the One who made us and remains with us strengthens us by asserting He loves us unconditionally and completely. Thank You, God, for the countless reminders of Your endless and life-transforming love!

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION:

  • How has God assured you of His love?
  • How has He strengthened your faith?

PRAYER OF FAITH:

God, please help us to love You and others, as we become more confident in Your never-ending love for us.

Give hope, prayer, and encouragement below. Post a comment & talk about it.

-Witness Ministries-

For More Teachings And Articles Visit Our Website: http://www.witnessministries.in

Melwyn And Ruth Misquitta