The Lord Be With You Today!
“Gather together and come; assemble, you fugitives from the nations."
(Even as we run from the places that have held us captive,
having experienced the disappointment and futility of their claims,
the Lord calls us today to come into His Presence,
we who have turned away and fled
from the idol worship that once entrapped us
and from the foolish focus we held that blocked our view of the Lord.
He calls us who have seen His Hand at work,
who have escaped the "nations" of trials and troubles in our lives
through the power of His Hand.
Today He calls us and generously and lovingly invites us
whom He has delivered from the enemy's attacks
to fully experience His Presence by assembling together before Him
to acknowledge Him and to give thanks for His deliverance.
Even though we may have been unfaithful,
rebellious, disobedient, and un-hearing,
He compassionately invites us to assemble in His Name.)
May the Lord richly bless you this day!