A Daily Devotion for Friday, December 23
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me- the task of testifying to the good news of God's grace.
The small monument above is to St. James, remembering his pilgrimages through Spain and Portugal, sharing the Good News, and to the millions of pilgrims who followed to honor him in Santiago, Spain. Paul, likewise, gave up his life to bring people to Christ. Jesus called both of these men- chose them and laid out their ministry. They were faithful servants of God.
Father God, sometimes I am not sure what it is you would have me do for you. But I know there are opportunities you place in my path. Help me to remember your message to me while in Portugal- to never pass up an opportunity to do a small kindness for someone. For now, that is my mission and my ministry.
Lord, today I ask for peace for Bev, for her surgery to go well and to go smoothly. You know what a fine soldier she is. She is loved by so many, and she loves you fiercely. Please hold her close today and help her to get through this surgery successfully so she can walk and be with her church family and friends again. Amen