Thursday, June 24, 2010

"This I Know" People

There were many years when China would not allow missionaries into the country to witness the Gospel to the lost. Even believers from foreign countries were not allowed in to teach or preach the Word of God. Those who had been there worried about the converts that they left behind because they knew that Christians were being persecuted. The Chinese Christians had to be careful about sending out messages about their well-being.

Finally, one believer wrote a letter and included the words: “This I know people are well.” That puzzled the Chinese leaders. They could not understand what it meant. But it pleased the ones who received the letter because they knew what it meant. It came from the song, “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.”

What a gracious thought: “This I know people” are well. We will never be without sadness and sorrow, problems and pains, trials and troubles, sickness and suffering. God will give us His grace to grow, His strength to survive, His peace to prevail and His power to persevere.

We have His promise that His people will be well!

Prayer: Father, when things are troubling and threatening, when we face trials and temptations, conflict and confusion, worries and weaknesses, may we feel Your presence and power. May our trust in You enable us to triumph. In Your Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: Matthew 28:20

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