The Upper Room 24th April 2022 Daily Devotional | Longed for

The Upper Room 24th April 2022 Daily Devotional

The Upper Room 24th April 2022 Daily Devotional

The Upper Room 24th April 2022 Daily Devotional for Sunday Message. Read The Upper Room 24th April 2022 Daily Devotional by Rupert Greville (England, United Kingdom)

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TOPIC: Longed for

TODAY’S READING
Matthew 18:10, 12-14

KEY VERSE: In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish. – Matthew 18:14 (NIV)

The Upper Room 24th April 2022 Daily Devotional MESSAGE

I lead activities sessions for adults with learning disabilities. One day, a woman in my care walked off the site without my noticing. She was nowhere to be found, and I was frantic. We searched the streets around the site and those leading into the city, and we called the police. All the while, my worst fears for her were racing through my mind: What if . . . ? Then the news came over the police radio that she’d been found. What a relief! I later learned that she had made her way to a tea shop near the center of town, where she had been kindly looked after by staff and a caring customer.

The range of emotions I felt that day — from fear and dread to sheer joy and relief at the news of her safety — must have been close to those experienced by the shepherd in Jesus’ story. The Father knows how easily we can wander, and what snares and dangers await us when we do. But God knows and cares for us individually, having deep regard for the choices we make and the difficulties we face. Matthew 18 reminds us that we are known and cherished by our loving God, who rejoices when we are found.

TODAY’S PRAYER(The Upper Room 24th April 2022)
Loving God, thank you for caring for those who are lost and wandering. Help us to love them as you do. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God will help me through any difficulty I face.

PRAYER FOCUS
People with learning disabilities

The Upper Room 24th April 2022 Daily Devotional Message. The Upper Room is a daily devotional magazine published in more than 30 languages and 100 countries around the world. The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. The meditations are stories of real people working to live faithfully with the Bible as their touchstone. Every day, readers of The Upper Room around the world read the same story in many different languages and pray the same prayer together. Read More

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