Devotion for Wednesday, February 8, 2023

“As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches” (Revelation 1:20).

The Lord uses symbols to help us understand things that we otherwise would not be able to understand.  Come to the Lord humbly and He will show you what you need to know.  He cares for all that He has created.  A sparrow cannot fall from the sky without His knowing about it.  You, too, who are of much more worth, are known by the Lord and He cares so much for you that He gave up His life to redeem you.

Lord, I know that in ancient times the number seven represented completeness.  Help me to understand that You will complete all things.  The angels who watch over us and the churches which You are perfecting are in Your hands.  Lead me, O Lord, to look to You and see that all things truly are in Your hands.  Help me to grow in this faith You have given me and become complete in You.

Lord Jesus, all of Scripture gives evidence of Your hand and the work You are completing for eternity.  Guide me, Lord, now and always to humbly walk the path of salvation, doing those things You have given me to do.  Help me to be faithful in the fellowship in which You have planted me.  Grant that I would accept the help You give me.  In all things, complete me in You.  Amen.