Beginning Wednesday, January 1, we will begin in Genesis 1 and read through both the Old and New Testaments in 2020. Most days we will read three chapters. Each day's reading will be accompanied by a specific prayer focus. Invite a friend to join you as we Read Through the Bible.
Ultimately, this text tells those Old Testament recipients to keep looking for the Messiah. In similar fashion, the message for us is to keep looking up. Keep looking to Jesus.
On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded only 16 minutes before its anticipated landing. The crew of 7 consisted of at least two very outspoken and unashamed followers of Jesus—Michael Anderson and Rick Husband. Many amazing stories come from the lives of these two faithful astronauts. Among the stories told about them is one story of what Michael Anderson told his minister days before lift-off. Reportedly, he told his pastor, "If this thing (referring to the Columbia flight) doesn't come out right, don't you worry about me. I'm just going on higher." (source: CBS TV News Feb 4, 2003)
What if your present crisis doesn’t turn out right? Keep looking up! Looking unto Jesus is not only all that you can do, it is precisely what you ought to do.
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.