DAILY?READINGS: Ex. 2:23 to 3:22; Psalms 32-33; Matt. 28
Search me, O God, and know my heart…And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Ps. 139:23-24
On a November morning when looking out of my kitchen window, I noticed the Osage Orange tree across the road was leafless. Yet clinging to its topmost branches was a cluster of hedge apples. As in nature, so too, we must at times be stripped of the entanglements of life. Maybe it is excess busyness or a hindering habit. Perhaps discipline or an exhortation is needed to reveal a blind spot we are unaware of. Our lives rise to a higher level of holiness the more we walk in the Spirit. Fruitfulness pleasing to the Lord will follow. —E. Dyck
We are thine, do Thou befriend us, be the guardian of our way;
Keep Thy flock; from sin defend us; seek us when we go astray.