Devotion for Wednesday, December 13, 2023

“There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west” (Revelation 21:13).

From every direction come those who look to the Lord and are walking in hope of His promises.  Do not think yourself special, nor a part of an elite group.  The Lord can raise children to Abraham out of stones.  Instead, marvel that the Lord has reached through time and space to call out those who are His.  Marvel that He has called You and is preparing You to be with Him forever.

Lord, there are many things that often go through my mind and I forget to simply stop and thank You for Your goodness, grace, and mercy.  Guide me, Lord, so that I may humbly walk the path You have set before me.  Let me see that from every direction in my life You are always at work.  Lead all of those who are faithful so that together we may all gather around You, the Lord and Savior of all.

Lord Jesus, You have said it over and over, “Come to me.”  It cannot be said any easier than that.  Help me to come to You knowing that from every direction, every tribe, tongue, folk, and nation there will be those who come to You.  Knit us together as Your bride and help me to have eyes to see others with whom I will spend eternity.  Help me to see them through Your loving eyes.  Amen.