The Upper Room Daily Devotional 27 July 2022 for Wednesday Message || Signs of God’s presence
Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 27 July 2022 Message by Kathryn Agnello (New Jersey, USA)
TOPIC: Signs of God’s presence
KEY VERSE: Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him.” – John 1:32 (NIV)
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 27 July 2022 MESSAGE
During the last days of my grandpa’s life, my family and I took a break from the hospice center where he was staying and went for a walk. We went to a nature center where I noticed some mourning doves flying around us. I remember thinking, Maybe God sent these doves to remind us that God is with us and will continue to provide for us even as we mourn.
When we arrived back at the hospice center, I still felt anxious and sad, but I was also reassured that God was present. God appeared to Moses through a burning bush, and in a similar way, God appeared to me through the mourning doves and continues to do so today. Whenever I feel intimidated by what God calls me to do, I look for doves to come across my path, and often they do. Seeing them fills me with peace. I am reminded that God is with me and will provide what I need.
God gives us physical reminders of God’s presence. If ever we feel distant from our Creator, all we have to do is look around to be reminded of God’s love for us.
Ever-present God, thank you for reminding us of your love in physical ways. Give us eyes to see the signs and wonders you place in our paths. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I trust that God is always by my side.
Those in need of comfort
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 27 July 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