July 30

I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13

To the thirsty I will give the water of life. Revelation 21:6

In the verse from Psalms, David proclaims his confidence in the Lord and further, says, “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.” The verse from Revelation promises the water of life to all who believe. These are gifts that bring us back to the Lord no matter how we indulge our doubts and fears. Sometimes it seems as though nothing helps, yet in our heart of hearts we know that God is listening and is waiting for us to return to his welcoming fold.

This month the sermons at Christ the King have focused on Creation. As we listened, learned, and contemplated all that is created by God, I was again reminded that our God is a mighty God. What he planned and created as our home and universe is beyond anything we can imagine. He also left his creation in our care.

This is an immense challenge. What does God think of the care we give to his creation? I do not have the answer, but I do know that he has gifted us with ingenuity and energy to work unceasingly to believe in his promise and to always work for good. God’s plan is to give each of us a path of life. We are blessed to live in his creation and to follow this path. We know that as we live such a life we are assured the gift of eternal life. 

Dear Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

You give us your creation in which to live and breathe. Let us always thirst after your promise of eternal life. You give us the water of life, a priceless gift. Help us to turn from the things of this world and to always follow your path for our lives. Amen.

Florence Smallfield