The Upper Room Daily Devotional 11 October 2022 for Monday Message || A New Address
Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 11 October 2022 Message by Øyvind Aske (Østfold, Norway)
TOPIC: A New Address
By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. – Ephesians 2:8 (NRSV)
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 11 October 2022 MESSAGE
While on a trip to Lisbon years ago, my wife and I learned a friend at home had passed away. To remember her, we found a nearby church where we could sit and pray. Located at the top of a steep hill, the sanctuary’s name was Igreja da Graca — Church of Grace.
As we left the building we noticed an airplane overhead, so my wife checked an app on her cellphone to see where the plane was coming from and where it was going. A blue circle on the display also told us where we were as it tracked the plane. According to the phone, our location was “Grace.” I experienced this as a personal message from the Lord: Our new address is “grace.”
I must admit that I very often take the grace of God for granted. But the reality is that the grace of God is given to us freely by the death and resurrection of Jesus. As Paul writes in Ephesians 2:12, before Jesus we had “no hope” and were “without God in the world.” Now we have new life in Jesus Christ.
Dear Lord, thank you for Christ’s sacrifice and the gift of grace. Help us to embrace this blessing and offer it to others. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
As a child of God, I have a home in God’s grace.
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 11th October 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