May 12

DAILY READINGS: Num. 22:39-23:26; Prov. 20:1-21:11; Jas. 4:13-5:20

And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?” Luke 24:38

The excitement of the last few minutes suddenly vanished, and once smiling faces were now fearful and terrified. Without opening the door, the Saviour suddenly appeared, offering peace to His shocked disciples, who supposed they had seen a spirit. However, when He asked for food and ate it in their presence, they were confident He was the risen Lord, the Man, Christ Jesus. Jesus is alive today at the Father’s own right hand. Believe it with all your heart, and enjoy the peace He gave to them and now offers you and me. —Arnot P. McIntee

Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown?
Jesus we know, and He is on the throne.—E. Bickersteth