Saturday, September 14, 2019

1 Kings 7:1-51; Jeremiah 14:1-22; Ephesians 6:10-24

But we trusted it had been he which should have redeemed
Israel. Luke 24:21

One can imagine the sadness the two disciples felt as they
trudged the Emmaus road. It is reflected in two words spoken in
the past tense, “we trusted”. It reveals their lost hope in the One
who lay buried in Joseph’s tomb. But death could not long imprison
the Author of Life. From His resurrection springs hope and
consolation. We praise and thank Him for being raised for our justification.
The risen Christ will remain and conquer. —E. Dyck

Bow to the conq’ring King,
God’s own begotten Son!
Death where is now thy sting?
God’s redeeming work is done.
—Ron Hamilton