5/13 – “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when
brothers dwell in unity.” (Psalm 133:1 – ESV) In
these days when so many are trying to take advantage of their fellow men/women
in whatever way they can, it is indeed good and pleasant when people can dwell
in unity. Start this week by asking God to cause this to happen more and
5/14 – “All these with one accord were devoting
themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and
His brothers.” (Acts 1:14 – ESV) After Jesus returned
to His home in heaven, His followers turned to something that could help them
in their days of adjustment – fellowship and prayer. That is still
a worthy course of action yet today – as we await Christ’s return
at the end of time!
5/15 – “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first
and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Rev. 22:13 – ESV) These are words of Jesus, given to John to include in his revelation. In
times past, now, until the end of time – and on into eternity –
Jesus is always our Alpha and Omega. He will always be there for
us! Trust Him!
5/16 – “Father, I desire that they also, whom You
have given Me, may be with Me where I am, to see My glory that You have given
Me.” (John 17:24a – ESV) On the night in which He was
betrayed, Jesus spent time in prayer with His disciples. He prayed not
only for His disciples of that day, but also for us today. We are
among those whom the Father has given to His Son. Think about it.
Already then, you were in Jesus’ thoughts and prayers! What comfort
that brings to us now!
5/17 – “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they
(disciples) were all together in one place….And they were all filled with
the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them
utterance.” (Acts 2:1, 4 – ESV) Sunday is Pentecost in
the Christian calendar – the day when the Holy Spirit came upon that
little band of disciples and enabled them to witness to thousands in the various
languages of those thousands. What a wonderful miracle – showing us
that Jesus came into this world and died for the sins of ALL people. That
includes us too!