Daily Devotional Rev. Johnnie Flakes,III - May 01, 2009

Good morning,

Our devotion for today comes from Roman 5:8 "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." 

Wherever you are today, meditate on this; a minister told of a certain family in his church who had waited a long time for a child.  The couple was overjoyed when at last a son was born to them, but they were crushed to learn that he had a severe handicap.  Without warning, the boy would be thrown into violent seizures. 

Whenever the church doors were open, this family could be found in attendance, the father always holding his precious child on his lap.  One Sunday, the boy experienced a particularly hard seizure.  The father held him firmly to his chest as he walked to the back of the church, gently whispering comforting words into the boy's ears as he went.  There was no hint of embarrassment or frustration on that father's face only calm, deep abiding love.

That is a picture of our heavenly Father's love for us.  In spite of our deep imperfections, He is not embarrassed to call us His children.  He tenderly holds us through the deepest, hardest part of our struggles and whispers words of assurance and encouragement while He clutches us to Himself and supports us with His loving care. 

God loves you unconditionally, and He longs to let you know.  You can believe It! 

Have a blessed comforting day!

Your brother in Christ,
J. H. Flakes, III


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