This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Today is another blessing from you. For all who know you and have faith in your Son, our Lord, it is another day to realize the gifts Jesus won for us. Today is a day we will be covered by your love no matter what this world throws our way. For all who know Jesus, today means knowing my sins which have divided me from you have been forgiven; they were taken to the cross by Jesus. He defeated sin, death, and the devil in his victory on the cross; hell has no power over us. Instead, we have the hope, joy, and promise of everlasting life. And, your promises are a sure thing. So we rejoice in this day that you have made.
We pray that your word will break down the hardened hearts of unbelief for those who do not know you or do not trust in Jesus. Lord, may your law help them realize their sin and the condemnation of hell that lies before them. Then, make it possible for them to hear the good news of how Jesus has already forgiven all their sins, so they, too, will rejoice in this day. Grant us opportunities to share with them the good news about your Son our Savior so they will stop rejecting your love and forgiveness. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
Someone who says God’s word is not for them, do you ever wonder which they don’t like? Is it love or forgiveness in general, or only God’s love and forgiveness? This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.