The Upper Room Daily Devotional 19 June 2022 for Sunday Message
Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 19 June 2022 Message by Chris Grove (Oklahoma, USA)
TOPIC: Showing Appreciation
1 John 3:16-18
KEY VERSE: Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. – 1 John 3:18 (NIV)
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 19 June 2022 MESSAGE
My entire adult life has been dedicated to my wife, our four children, and now our grandchildren. I took my family camping, coached Little League, and drove a station wagon. I showed my love for my children in the best way I knew how — by spending time with them. My kids now live all over the country and have careers and their own families, and I miss them greatly.
One day I ended up in the ER, and I needed triple bypass open-heart surgery two days later. I went under anesthesia knowing that my wife and friends were praying in the waiting room. Neither my wife nor I knew that all four of our children had dropped everything to travel hundreds of miles to be there.
When I woke up in the recovery room, I was surrounded by more love than I ever hoped to receive. My children demonstrated their love for me just by being present. I felt overwhelmingly appreciated, and that bleak October day turned into the best day of my life!
- The Upper Room Daily Devotional 19 June 2022, Sunday
When I consider how loved I felt that day, I think of how God must feel when we set aside time for prayer and praise. Showing sincere gratitude is one way we can show our love for God.
Ever-present Father, thank you for always being here with us. Call us daily to spend time with you. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I show my appreciation to God when I take time to be in God’s presence.
Fathers and their children
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