First Steps – May 25, 2020

Saint Gregory walked along the beach and noticed the shells and weeds which the waves had deposited on the sand.  Another wave would come along and take some of them back into the sea.

However, the big rocks of the coastline stood firm and immovable even though the waves beat upon them violently.  He thought how some people were tossed about by afflictions and other courageous souls stood firm and unmoved.

It brought to his mind the Psalm: “Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.  I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold” Psalm 69:1.

We don’t have to be tossed here and there by our circumstances.  We are followers of Christ.  Because He has already overcome the world, those who are His followers are overcomers too. Be reminded of this today!

Ye though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

This Week’s Readings:

  • Monday – Hebrews 6
  • Tuesday – Hebrews 7
  • Wednesday – Hebrews 8
  • Thursday – Hebrews 9
  • Friday  – Hebrews 10

Please Pray for:

  • Our ministers and their families.
  • Those who are unwillingly absent.
  • The United Methodist Church family.
  • Our nation and our leaders.
  • The World.
  • The Lost.
  • The lives of those touched by the Coronavirus.