July 29

DAILY READINGS: 1 Samuel 1:1-28; Isaiah 44:6-23; 2 Cor. 4:7-5:10

Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:21

But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Matthew 14:30

On the day of Pentecost, Peter stood up and preached the gospel, and how true was his statement recorded in Acts 2:21. Peter had proved it in his own experience. He could look back to that occasion when, drowning in the sea, he cried to the Lord, “Lord, save me.” His cry was heard and his cry was answered. Can you look back to an experience in your life when you called on the Lord for forgiveness? If you can’t, may you do so today. Your prayer will be heard and answered. —John M. Clegg

We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves! Jesus saves! Tell the
message all around: Jesus saves! Jesus saves! —Priscilla J. Owens