《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, ‘Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.’” (Act 23:11)
Meditation one: Is the path of the cross an easy journey? It is not easy! You may encounter many challenges. You may fall into your life’s darkest valley, feeling lonely, hopeless, fearful, and depressed. But thank the Lord; He has always been with us by our side. He also says to you today: “Beloved, take courage!”. The Lord Jesus ’promises are firm because He has has walked through all these. He not only has overcome the death, but also shattered the power of the grave. Only the peace He gives can reassure us.
Meditation two: How should we testify for the Lord? In addition to the testimony in words, it is more important to be a “witness” as a living testimony for Christ. When we testify for the Lord, He will carry the full responsibility for us. We should imitate Paul and be prepared to testify at any time. The Holy Spirit will give us strength and courage.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank You for giving us the peace. Although the whole world is being disrupted by the epidemic situation and people are panicked, in You we have the peace that cannot be acquired from this world. Pray that You will increase my faith. No matter how dreadful the environment is or how dark the valley is, I believe You always remember me and give me the peace that surpasses all understanding. I pray in the holy name of the Lord Jesus, Amen!