God’s providence

The Lord is Lord of all, nothing escapes His divine purpose. Today in prayer, seek Jesus and His will and follow Him with your whole heart.

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By Peter Kennedy

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28.

In the late 1800s a member of Britain’s Parliament went to Scotland to make a speech. He got off the train in Edinburgh, and then took a carriage south toward his destination. Unfortunately, the carriage became stuck in deep mud. A local farm boy came to the rescue with his team of workhorses. In his gratitude, the politician offered a reward, but the boy refused, saying he wanted nothing.

“Well,” persisted the legislator, “Is there anything I can do for you? What would you like to do with yourself when you grow up?”

“I’d like to become a doctor” the young man replied.

The Member of Parliament promised to do what he could, and in fact he secured admission to the university for the young man.

During World War 2 more than 50 years later, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill lay dangerously ill in Morocco, suffering from pneumonia. A new wonder drug was administered to him, penicillin, which had been discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming, the Scottish farm boy of so long before. So who was the politician who had sponsored him to the university? He was Randolph Churchill, the father of Winston.

The Lord is Lord of all, nothing escapes His divine purpose. Today in prayer, seek Jesus and His will and follow Him with your whole heart.”

“Providence has at all times been my only dependence, for all other resources seem to have failed us.” – George Washington.

God’s Word: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” – Jeremiah 29:11-13.

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