OUR LIVES MAY BE FULL of change and turmoil. Sometimes we need to stop and take in the big picture, to look back at where we have been, to view the great span of our history with this Shepherd who will not abandon the sheep. [In Psalm 100] the psalmist says God is good. Instead of entering God’s courts in fear of judgment, we may enter singing about God’s faithfulness and find ourselves welcomed home as beloved children, sisters and brothers of Jesus Christ.
– Erica L. Schemper
From the reading for Reign of Christ Sunday, November 23, by Erica L. Schemper, in The Upper Room Disciplines 2014: A Book of Daily Devotions. Copyright © 2013 by Upper Room Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:3, NRSV
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