Thursday, February 20, 2014


DAILY?READINGS: Exodus 11 to 12:20; Psalm 44; Acts 5:12-42

And she said unto them, Call me not Naomi, (pleasant) call me Mara (bitter): for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. Ruth 1:20

“Ami ngu kawa!” (I am a dog!) said the old lady when we asked her for her name. “No one cares for me; everyone has forsaken me. Some will toss a little left over food my way like they do to their dogs!” Being without Christ she was indeed without hope. How sad however, when a believer thinks like Naomi, that life has dealt them a bitter blow. True, she had lost two sons but we read that God had given her a daughter-in-law who “loves you and is better than seven sons” (Ruth 4:15). In our darkest hour we must hold on to God’s unfailing promises. —David Croudace

Midst the darkness, storm and sorrow, one bright gleam I see;
Well I know the blessed morrow, Christ will come for me. —Paul Gerhardt