2014-04-01 / Church

Today’s Meditation

Monday Mornings
From The Upper Room
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Read Matthew 14:22-33

Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught [Peter], saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

- Matthew 14:31 (NRSV)

Peter had doubts. That’s why he started to sink. But when he had faith, he was walking on water! I am learning that when we have faith, we, too, can do amazing things.

When I first started my Monday morning choir club in a small Ukrainian town, I had some doubts about my ability to conduct such a club. And, of course, when I first thought about becoming a volunteer English teacher in a country far from home, I had even more doubts. But I felt that volunteering would open doors for me to share God’s love with new people. So, I decided to have faith in God and follow the call to Ukraine.

Monday is becoming my favorite day of the week. I have so much fun singing and dancing that sometimes I think I may be more excited about it than my fifth graders. With God’s love and mercy, we can find the strength and courage to step out in faith and do extraordinary things.

Krystle Ames

(Crimea, Ukraine)

Thought for the Day: When I respond to God’s call, any day can be a blessing.

Prayer: Dear Father, help us to have faith in you so that we, together with you, can do amazing things with our lives, as we pray, “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.”*Amen. *Luke 11:2-4 (NIV).

Prayer Focus: Volunteers serving far from home

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