January 12

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 17; Job 20:1-29; Matt. 9:18-38

Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. John 21:25

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library. It has over 32 million books, yet that vast number could not tell the full story of our Saviour. It is startling to consider that only a fraction of the Lord’s exploits is recorded. What is written is so that  “you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). Is this a truth you have grasped and believed? —Brian Powlesland

Lord, I have made Thy Word my choice, my lasting heritage;
There shall my noblest powers rejoice, my warmest thoughts engage.
—Isaac Watts