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"He'll Hold Our Hand -- Today and Tomorrow"

June 15, 2003

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Matthew 28:20 "I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

A little girl was walking with her father through the downtown streets of the city to which they had recently moved. They turned corner after corner, taking in one new sight of the unfamiliar city after another.

After some time the little one looked up and asked: "Daddy, are you lost?" Instead of answering her directly, he tightened his grip on her little hand and, smiling warmly, asked: "Why, are you lost?" "Oh, no!" she said brightly, "I'm with you, Daddy! How could I be lost?"

We are dealing here with a parable. How can you and I be "lost" as long as we know that our loving Lord is with us -- and that we are walking hand in hand with Him? One of our Savior's last words to us was: "I am with you always." The timeless Christ was speaking, the great "I AM" of John 8:58, with whom there is no present, past, or future. It is He who assures us: I am with you always -- today, tomorrow, and forever.

With our hand in His, we can walk courageously through each today and all of our tomorrows.

PRAYER: Lord, keep my hand in Yours until I reach my journey's end. Amen.

(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996, Concordia Publishing House (out of print). For information on other devotional materials, call 1-800-325-3040.)

Today's Bible Readings: Proverbs 13-15    Acts 2:1-21

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