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"This is My Father's World"

January 7, 2006

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"Your heavenly Father knows that you need them." Matthew 6:32

What a different world this world becomes when we remember that this is our Father's world! No blind force, no blind fate, but our Father's love still guides and shapes the destiny of all His children in things both great and small.

He who guides the flight of the sparrow and traces its final fall has promised to guide us safely through all dangers in life and to bring us safely to heaven.

What a wonderful thought with which to open each new day and with which to go to sleep at night! Through Christ, the God of the trackless universe has become my Father, and the unspeakably marvelous world in which I live, whose air I breathe and whose life I share, is forever bright with promise -- His promise!

He has promised to uphold, sustain, and guide not only the celestial spheres of the firmament but also the single sparrow in its solitary flight -- and me His precious child, redeemed by Jesus Christ, His Son. The world in which I shall go to sleep tonight and to which, He wills, I shall awake tomorrow is still my Father's world -- His world to govern, guide, and keep for me and for all His trusting children. In Him my faith abides!

PRAYER: Lord, keep me ever mindful: This is my Father's world; in Jesus' name. Amen.

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Today's Bible Readings: Genesis 18-19    Matthew 6:1-18

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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