Rescuing Us From This World – May 17, 2024

While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.
Acts 7:59,60

Rescuing Us From This World

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Daily Devotion – May 17, 2024

Devotion based on Acts 7:59,60

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Duct tape is a wonderful thing. It’s can repair shoes, furniture, boxes, appliances, and even cars. But after a while, there are just some items that are too broken to be fixed. Not even duct tape can do the job. This world is broken. Broken relationships. Broken people. And yes, our Savior Jesus overcomes the world. He overcomes broken relationships by motivating us through his Word. He overcomes broken souls by providing faithful witnesses of the gospel. Yet, because of sin, this side of heaven will always have an element of brokenness.

So what does our Savior do? Eventually, in his grace, he will rescue us from this broken world by bringing us to his unbroken world of heaven, a world where there are no more tears, no more pain, no hunger, no heartache, no headache. What a beautiful day that will be when he closes our eyes as we fall asleep in a broken world, only to wake up and see him in all his glory standing before us.

“Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” That was what Stephen prayed after being dragged out of the city and having stones thrown at him. You may never have a stone thrown at your head that will claim your life. But because a stone was rolled away, revealing the empty tomb of Jesus, you will always have life as you will be rescued from this broken world.

Prayer: (Christian Worship: Hymnal – 695)
Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee. Amen.

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