Monday, February 27
Scripture for the Day: Romans 5
Listen to Wonderful, Merciful Savior by Selah
One line in this song by Selah caught my attention, “You give the healing and grace our hearts always hunger for. Oh, our hearts always hunger for.”
One thing about hunger in the physical realm: it is always present. You never get away from it. Yes, you can overstuff yourself at any given meal; however, within a relatively short time your body starts sending signals that it is time for more food.
The picture this song brought to my mind is that we, as God’s children, should always be hungry for God. We should never take for granted that one feast with him will last for a long time. Even as we need to return to the table every day, we need to feast on him every day. He himself says that he is the “bread of life” (John 6.48, 51) and, “the spring of water welling up to eternal life” that permanently quenches thirst (John 4.13-14). As children of God, we should constantly be returning to his table (his Word) to feast and then quenching our thirst from the well of grace, joy, and peace within us.
Dr. Fred Smith, Chair, World Missions Department; Professor of Cross-Cultural Studies
Lord, as we celebrate Easter may we truly be thankful for the healing and grace you have brought to our hearts! May we hunger for you and your Word.