OUR DAILY BREAD 23 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL — A Glimmer on the Sea

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OUR DAILY BREAD 23 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL — A Glimmer on the Sea

Our Daily Bread Ministries Daily Devotional

OUR DAILY BREAD 23 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

( Thursday 23 July 2020 )

TOPIC: A Glimmer on the Sea

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Bible in a Year:

Psalms 33–34

 Acts 24

At that time you were separate from Christ. . . . without hope and without God in the world.

Ephesians 2:12

Today’s Scripture & Insight:

Ephesians 2:1–5, 11–13

OUR DAILY BREAD 23 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL

MESSAGE:

“I lay on my bed full of stale liquor and despair,” wrote journalist Malcolm Muggeridge of a particularly dismal evening during his work as a World War II spy. “Alone in the universe, in eternity, with no glimmer of light.”

OUR DAILY BREAD 23 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

In such a condition, he did the only thing he thought sensible; he tried to drown himself. Driving to the nearby Madagascar coast, he began the long swim into the ocean until he grew exhausted. Looking back, he glimpsed the distant coastal lights. For no reason clear to him at the time, he started swimming back toward the lights. Despite his fatigue, he recalls “an overwhelming joy.”

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Muggeridge didn’t know exactly how, but he knew God had reached him in that dark moment, infusing him with a hope that could only be supernatural. The apostle Paul wrote often about such hope.

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In Ephesians he noted that, before knowing Christ, each of us is “dead in [our] transgressions and sins . . . . without hope and without God in the world” (2:1, 12). But “God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead” (vv. 4–5).

OUR DAILY BREAD 23 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

This world tries to drag us into the depths, but there’s no reason to succumb to despair. As Muggeridge said about his swim in the sea, “It became clear to me that there was no darkness, only the possibility of losing sight of a light which shone eternally.”

By:  Tim Gustafson

OUR DAILY BREAD 23 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

Reflect & Pray

What has been your darkest moment? In what places have you glimpsed the “light that shines eternally”?

Father, You’re the source of all my genuine hope. Fill me with Your light and joy.

OUR DAILY BREAD 23 JULY 2020 MINISTRIES DEVOTIONAL

The sweetest and biggest thing to ever happen to you is to make a decision to be saved through JESUS CHRIST. If you have not made that decision. Please make that decision now and say ” Lord Jesus forgive me for my sins and have mercy on me, thank you for dying for me on the cross, take me as your son / daughter and be my father. THANK YOU FOR SAVING ME, in JESUS CHRIST NAME AMEN.
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