The Gift of Today

The Gift of Today

You, Lord Jesus, knew from before creation that you would have to suffer these things in order to redeem the universe,

As it says in 1 Timothy 2:9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,

You knew what was coming and still you went ahead and created all the universe which you knew would be twisted by sin, full of evil, suffering and death, including yours. You could have avoided all your own suffering, but you knew that in creating it and suffering for all mankind was better than not creating it all. Your ways are mysterious, but always positive.

Your love and goodness are astounding. Therefore you are worthy of trust and honor, of glory and worship. You knew what would come into your life here on earth, so you also know every detail of what will come in my life today and will orchestrate it for good, for growth, for glory-giving.

Therefore to you I bow, to you I give praise now for what will come; to you I give my life; I rise up now to obey you, to be a glory-giver, to honor you in thought, word and deed. Help me in this, for I can only do this in your grace and strength. You, Lord, are my all.]

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