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DAILY DEVOTION - MARCH 24

Updated: Mar 25


Listen to today's daily devotion on this video

When the servant of Elisha got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

2 Kings 6: 15-17

I love this story about Elisha and his servant. It shows us in such a tangible and concrete way how God is always with us, offering to help us. And like Elisha’s servant, it shows how we, in our distress often don’t “see” God’s presence and support.

Elisha and his servant faced an army of horses and chariots. We are being chased by an army of invisible coronavirus germs, whose power isn’t completely known or understood, that threatens our health and the health of people we love, that is attacking jobs, small businesses, our savings, and the global economy, and that has prevented us from gathering with the people we love – to worship, to laugh, and to share.

But have no doubt, just as Elisha told his servant, the One who is with us “is more than those who are with them,” those coronavirus germs that currently are wreaking havoc on life as we know it. God is with each one of us during these difficult, isolating, and anxiety-producing days. God is right beside us, offering his compassion, companionship, and comfort; his, power, peace, and promises – promises to love us and care for us, and to carry us through this seeming Good Friday to the victory and new life of Easter. May all praise, thanks, and honor be to our Lord, this day and always.

Let us pray with our CPC sisters and brothers . . .

Lord, open the eyes of our hearts and help us to “see” you with us at this time. Speak to us in the many ways you often do – like through the Bible passages we read, the words of friends over the phone, or the beauty of nature. Fill us with the confidence that you are by our sides, offering each one of us just what we need to sustain us through these days. We ask this in the name of our Savior, Redeemer, and Lord. Amen.

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