Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

READING


Old Testament: Deuteronomy 9:4-12
Morning Psalms: Psalms 45
New Testament: Hebrews 3:1-11
Gospel: John 2:13-22
Evening Psalms: Psalms 47, 48

DEVOTIONAL


“His disciples remembered that it is written: ‘Zeal for your
house will consume me.’”
(John 2:17)
 
God answers our prayers, but in His time, not ours. For years, I prayed that our family would find a church where we could all feel comfortable. It took four moves and buying a new home in VA before we found St. Matthew's. Though we drove by several local Episcopal churches and attended services at others, it only took one Sunday at St. Matt’s 9:15 service to know that we had finally found the house of our new Church Family.

Besides finding “zeal” within this house of God, I also found at St. Matt’s wonderful new friends, an answer to another long term prayer – also answered in God's time. As family members of St. Matt’s, my husband and I wanted to do our share, and so we joined a Mission Trip to Long Beach, MS. I prayed to make women friends on the trip, but I was the only female on our team AND on our work crew; so I was intrigued when one of the crew told us that his wife had sent 14 prayer shawls to hand out. After the trip, via email, I met this man’s wife, and she shared stories about starting her small group, “Knit1, Prayer2”. I wanted a group like that. Now, three years later, with Fr. Rob’s support, I have the most wonderful group of women friends, nearly all from St. Matt's, and all hard-working members of the “Knit2, Prayer2 Ministry” of this house of our Church Family!


KG

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