The Upper Room Daily Devotional 10th September 2022: Playing Our Part

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TOPIC: Playing Our Part

TODAY’S READING
John 17:20-26

KEY VERSE: The Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. – Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)

The Upper Room Daily Devotional 10th September 2022 MESSAGE

From a young age, I was taught at home and in church about God’s promises in scripture — those God has already kept and those yet to be fulfilled. I imagine that the childhood of Mary, the mother of Jesus, may have been similar.

In her time, the Jews were eagerly awaiting the Messiah, so they likely studied scriptures that talked about him. Isaiah 7:14 says, “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” It amazes me to think that Mary may have sat at the feet of a priest from the temple and heard this passage read, having no idea that it was speaking of her.

Two thousand years later, as you and I read the word of God, we can be assured that we have a part in the unfolding story. We may not have been assigned a role as well known as Mary’s; but when Jesus prayed for future believers in John 17:20-26, he was talking about us. Our part in the story is to be united with other believers so that all will see the love of Christ in us. When we follow God’s commands by loving one another, we become important characters in the best story ever written.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear God, thank you for allowing us to play a part in your unfolding story. Help us to love others the way Jesus prayed we would and to share your truth every day. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I am an important part of God’s unfolding story.

PRAYER FOCUS
Those who feel unimportant

The Upper Room Daily Devotional 10th September 2022 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. Read More