October 13

DAILY READINGS: 2 Kgs. 14:23-15:31; Jer. 50:1-20; Titus 1:1-2:8

In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. Psalm 95:4

In October 2010, people rejoiced at the triumph of the human spirit as 33 Chilean miners were safely rescued from the deep places of the earth. The human spirit there was greatly influenced by the miners’ faith in God and by the earnest prayers of family and friends. The men wore t-shirts as they surfaced. On the front it read, “Thank you, Lord.” On the back were the words of the above verse. Our media avoids any recognition of faith in God. Yet God’s goodness will receive testimony. How good to see Him acknowledged and honoured. —Brian Powlesland

High in the heav’ns, eternal God, Thy goodness in full glory shines;
Thy truth shall break through every cloud, that darkens Thy designs.
—Isaac Watts