Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in their midst.
– Matthew 18:20
Lanny Wolfe, an accomplished Christian songwriter, formerly based in Jackson, MS, was asked by a friend in 1977 to write a song for the dedication service of a new church building. “Surely the Presence of the Lord Is in This Place” is the song that Wolfe wrote for the dedication.
And where might the Presence of the Lord be? The words of Matthew 18:20, plus the familiar words of Wolfe’s song, give us reason to believe that His Presence is anywhere committed Christians are gathered to carry on God’s work. It might be in a lovely sanctuary, a mission site in Honduras, the Helping Hands facility, the Tree of Life Clinic, or small churches in Russia! In ALL of these various places we find PEOPLE working together to spread God’s redemptive love as they help others. Thus God’s Presence is there!
As we prepare for our upcoming Stewardship Campaign, remember that carrying on the work of the Lord requires financial help. Please give your best to help further God’s Kingdom.
PRAYER: Dear Father, Help my actions today to glorify you and be worthy of your presence.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Surely His Presence is here today!
Written by Jane Riley
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