Lutheran Daily Devotional 5 May 2022 || Thursday Message By Lutheran Hour Ministries.
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Scripture: John 10:22-30
Lutheran Daily Devotional 5 May 2022 MESSAGE
When you were little, did you ever have other children try to snatch candy or maybe your lunch money out of your hands? It’s really hard to hold onto something when a stronger person is prying at your fingers, trying to get it out of your hand. Tiny children often lose what they’re holding. They are not strong enough or tall enough to protect it.
But there was one kid in my seventh-grade class that nobody could try that on. He was only 13, but he was already over six feet tall. He could just hold the candy or the money over everyone’s heads! Nobody could take things away from him.
Jesus carries us safe in His hands, just like that. He is greater than everyone; nobody can reach over Him or around Him to take us away. He is smarter than all our enemies, even the devil. No one can trick us out of His hands.
And He is stronger, too. Jesus is the Son of God, who loved us so much that He became a human being to live, to suffer, and to die on a cross in order to break the power of death over us. None of us could do that, but Jesus could—and He did. Death could not hold Him. On the third day He rose from the dead, and He will never die again. He gives that same life to you and me, to everyone who trusts in Him. He holds us safely in those strong, nail-scarred hands—and nothing can snatch us away from Him, not sin or death or the devil. We are safe in Jesus’ hands forever.
WE PRAY: Lord, I know that You hold me safely. Help me to trust You and relax in Your care. Amen.
Lutheran Daily Devotional 5 May 2022 was written by Dr. Kari Vo.
- Did anyone ever try to take something away from you? Tell the story.
What makes you feel safe—is it a person, place, a situation?
When you are afraid, how do you remember that Jesus is holding you?
Today’s Bible Readings: 1 Samuel 24-27 Luke 23:1-25
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