Monday, October 26, 2009


Today’s reading - Acts 10:34-38 (NIV): 34Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right. 36You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. 37You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached— 38how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.

The devil does have power. There is plenty of evil in this world, way too much actually. Christian believers can Rejoice however, for God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit power and sent him into the world to conquer evil. We can Rejoice!

The grave has been conquered and the power of the risen Lord fights evil on our behalf. This good news is for ALL – God sent His message to all people of Israel, missing no one. We are challenged today to spread the gospel to all so that they may hear it. We must Rejoice in knowing the message did not die or fizzle out in those first few decades and the message is still clear and we are the messengers. We must take it to all to hear, Rejoicing as we go.

Dorothy Drago Brucks
Aldersgate UMC
Nixa, Mo

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