Day 197, Morning
Today’s morning meditation is available below in audio and script formats. The audio version is also available for free download on the player.
Therefore, since we have an ally who has ascended into heaven, Jesus, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For he is not one who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but one who was tempted in every way, just as we now are, yet he never gave in. Let us then approach the God of grace with confidence, where mercy and understanding wait to greet us, and help us in our time of greatest need.
—Hebrews 4 (NT)
As your day begins, spend a few moments in silence and stillness.
Read the passage again. Is there a word or idea from it that stirs in you? Linger over it and give it your attention. Is there something you’d like to ask God about? Pray your life to God, and take a moment to rest and be present.
God of love, when you went searching for Adam and Eve in the creation story, they hid from you and covered themselves in shame because of their sin.
Thank you that I need not respond in kind, for in you, there is nothing for me to fear. You made your true character known to me in the life of Jesus.
May I always run toward you instead of hiding, knowing that you search for me in the mess I’ve made, and that you long to heal me. (CiB)
BC The Belgic Confession
CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation
CD The Canons of Dort
CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers
DZ - Donna Z.
HC The Heidelberg Catechism
MAO - Michael A. O’Sullivan
NT The New Testament
OT The Old Testament
RP - Ryan Phipps
WC The Westminster Confession
WLB Words To Live By
WLC The Westminster Larger Catechism
WSC The Westminster Shorter Catechism