Saturday, August 7, 2010

August 8, Sunday Devotion

August 8, Sunday Devotion
Joel 1:16-20
16 Our food disappears before our very eyes. No joyful celebrations are held in the house of our God. 17 The seeds die in the parched ground, and the grain crops fail. The barns stand empty, and granaries are abandoned. 18 How the animals moan with hunger! The herds of cattle wander about confused, because they have no pasture. The flocks of sheep and goats bleat in misery.
    19 Lord, help us! The fire has consumed the wilderness pastures, and flames have burned up all the trees. 20 Even the wild animals cry out to you because the streams have dried up, and fire has consumed the wilderness pastures.
Quick Notes/Questions
Did you know that our sins affect innocent animals?  Yet as we continue to justify ourselves and redirect blame, the animals cry out to the Lord.  Doesn't that seem a little backwards?  That we justify and the animals cry to God?
Quick Prayer
Almighty God, I realize that what I do affects the rest of the world.  May I grow in your imparted grace.  Amen.

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