Daily Devotion-January 5, 2022

Daily Devotion-January 5, 2022

Isaiah 42:5-7

This is what the true God says, the Lord who creates the heavens and stretches them out, who spreads out the earth and everything that it produces, who gives breath to the people on it and life to those who walk on it. I am the Lord. I have called you in righteousness. I will hold on to your hand, and I will guard you. I will appoint you to be a covenant for the people, to be a light for the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring the prisoners out from the dungeon, and to bring those who sit in darkness out of prison.

Dear Heavenly Father,

You know all that went into creation. You formed the heavens and the earth—stretching out the expanse over the world like a piece of fabric over a tent frame, then spreading the ground like a metalsmith hammering, forming metal into earth’s masterpiece. You created the place we live. You also continue to sustain us in all we need, giving us the air we breathe and putting life in our souls. Something you continue to do each day.

What is it we have done to bring ourselves to life? Nothing! All we have is your doing. Moreover, just as we did nothing to start our own life, we do nothing in our salvation to restore us back to you. You sent your Son when we were trapped in the darkness of our sins, with no hope; condemnation was ours. Jesus took all our sins into himself so you could call us back into righteousness with you. Once again, you did this, not us.

You also sent us your Holy Spirit so we would believe the forgiveness Jesus has done for us. We receive this blessing of forgiveness through faith and are restored to you. We have been taken out of the darkness, out of the prison of our sins, and returned to you. And given the hope and promise of heaven. All this because you create, sustain, and give us life. Amen.

Pastor Roger Emmons

This is an overwhelming thought: the creator of this vast universe is so personal. He not only sustains everything we need but holds our hand to get us through all this life because we are his children through faith in Him.