Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.
The Lord’s Hand Is in Everything
Devotion based on Acts 1:24-26
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Have you ever taken time to consider how many people have had a hand in your education? How about the people involved with your upbringing?
It would be rather difficult to list all the people involved in making you who you are. From the people who farmed the land which produced the food you ate, to the people who processed and packaged that food, to the people who delivered that food to the grocery store where your parents used to always shop. Now imagine all the people involved with your education (both your teachers and their teachers).
It’s really incredible when you think about how all these things have fit together to help you become who you are. From the Bible, though, we learn that it was a lot more than just fate or chance that things have turned out the way they have for you.
The Lord has had his hands in everything. He provides pastors, teachers, missionaries, Christian family, and friends who are sent by him to proclaim his amazing message of forgiveness and his comforting message of eternal life in heaven.
Know and trust the Lord’s hand still is in everything! Turn to the Bible and find out all that he has in store for you!
Lord, thank you for all the people you have used to shape my life and share with me the good news about who you are and what you have done for me. Amen.