Friday 26 January, 2018

1 Timothy 2:1-7

2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. 7 And for this purpose I was appointed a herald and an apostle—I am telling the truth, I am not lying—and a true and faithful teacher of the Gentiles.

“He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.”
How brilliant! Jesus came to save each and every one of us. And we can be part of God’s plan by praying for our family and friends. Paul urges us to give thanks for all people. That’s a big ask. It’s also something which helps us through life. Praying for those we encounter and talking to God about what we can be thankful about for each person helps us to see the world through different eyes. God’s eyes. Eyes of grace.

Lord help me to be filled with your view of the world and the people I encounter.  Thank you for my salvation and the possibility of salvation for all those around me.

Written by Therese Manning

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