Our Daily Elder Devotional
We claim no originality for these devotions. One of our elders searches various sources and finds a daily devotion. Consider this a gift from Clinton Avenue Reformed Church: www.clintonave.org.
Today’s devotional comes from “Hope for Each Day” by Billy Graham.
The Light of God’s Love
Psalm 104:1New King James Version (NKJV)
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, You are very great:
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
Psalm 104:1New International Version (NIV)
1 Praise the Lord, my soul.
Lord my God, you are very great;
you are clothed with splendor and majesty.
Psalm 104:5New King James Version (NKJV)
You who laid the foundations of the earth,
So that it should not be moved forever,
Psalm 104:5New International Version (NIV)
5 He set the earth on its foundations;
it can never be moved.
God’s love did not start at Calvary. Before the morning stars sang together, before the world was baptized with the first light, before the first tender blades of grass peeped out, God was love.
Turn back to the unwritten pages of countless eons before God spoke this present earth into existence, when the earth was “without form and void” and the deep, silent darkness of space stood in stark contrast to the brilliance of God’s glory and His cherubim and seraphim.
Even then, God was love. Before the worlds were created, He knew all about us and the need we would have some day for Christ to die for us. So in His love “he chose us in him before the creation of the world” (Ephesians 1:4 NIV).
God does not change—and neither does His love. He loved you before you were born…He loves you now…and He will love you forever. Will you love Him in return?