The Upper Room Devotional 10 September 2022 || Playing Our Part
Welcome to The Upper Room Daily Devotional for Saturday 10th September 2022, written by Jody Williams. God bless you as you study His Word!
THE UPPER ROOM 10 SEPTEMBER 2022 DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Today’s Topic: Playing Our Part
Jody Williams (Illinois, USA)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I am an important part of God’s unfolding story.
The Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. – Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)
From a young age, I was taught at home and in church about God’s promises in scripture — those God has already kept and those yet to be fulfilled. I imagine that the childhood of Mary, the mother of Jesus, may have been similar.
In her time, the Jews were eagerly awaiting the Messiah, so they likely studied scriptures that talked about him. Isaiah 7:14 says, “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” It amazes me to think that Mary may have sat at the feet of a priest from the temple and heard this passage read, having no idea that it was speaking of her.
Two thousand years later, as you and I read the word of God, we can be assured that we have a part in the unfolding story. We may not have been assigned a role as well known as Mary’s; but when Jesus prayed for future believers in John 17:20-26, he was talking about us. Our part in the story is to be united with other believers so that all will see the love of Christ in us. When we follow God’s commands by loving one another, we become important characters in the best story ever written.
Dear God, thank you for allowing us to play a part in your unfolding story. Help us to love others the way Jesus prayed we would and to share your truth every day. Amen.
Those who feel unimportant
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