Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Lord's staying power

The Third Sunday in Lent

The Lord your God will have mercy—he won’t destroy you or desert you. ~ Deuteronomy 4:31a (CEV)

Paul writes: I’m sure about this: the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 1:6 (CEB)

The Lord will stay with you and get you to where you need to be.
Lord, thank you for sticking around. Thank you for being close -- day in and day out -- through the good times and the bad times. I know that I don't make things easy for you. But you don't seem to have trouble keeping up with my drifting. Still, I need your help getting over my wanderings. I'm going to stay close to you -- not because I have to -- but because I want to. You are so faithful. You are the one I want to be close to. Amen.