Answer to prayer: God has given Barbara a very experience and thorough doctor who is determined to get to the bottom of her problems. Spent quite a bit of time with us tonight. Pray that he will be able to find the source of her problems.

The gospel is not just for unbelievers to hear, it is a body of truth we should be repeating to ourselves regularly. We should consistently be in awe at the wonder of God’s outrageous, illogical love for us, His qualifying us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the Kingdom of Light (Col. 1:12).

This morning I read in Titus 3 which has a beautiful description of the gospel:

“At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures…But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.

“He saved us through the washing of rebirth

and renewal by the Holy Spirit,

whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that,

having been justified by his grace,

we might become heirs,

having the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:3-7).

What grace! What goodness! What undeserved reconciliation! What peace and love! Lord, to belong to you, to be your possession, to be your treasured child, to know you as Father, God, King and Shepherd, is beyond wonderful. Blessed is way too mild a word

And our wonder increases when we think of what we actually deserved–punishment, rejection, suffering, despair, hopelessness, death and eternal separation from you, being sealed off from all that is good.

May my wonder at you increase every day, O Triune God, may my amazement at being redeemed and loved by you deepen each morning, and may praise, thanksgiving and worship pour out of my soul to you throughout the day as you lead me to walk in the light of your powerful and preserving Presence.]

May be an image of twilight, fog, lake and tree