Thursday, May 3, 2018


“And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.”
Luke 22:31,32 KJV

Do you know that Jesus prays for you?  When Jesus prays for you, He prays for you by your name.  If your name is Judye, Jesus prays for you by your name and says “Father, please encourage Judye and let her feel how much You love her.  Comfort her and protect her”.

Jesus was human just like we are.  He didn’t want to be beaten beyond recognition, spat on, cursed, mocked rejected and nailed to the cross but because He loves us so much and He wanted to fulfill the mission His Father gave Him, Jesus went to the cross and allowed them to crucify Him.

Have you allowed it to go from head knowledge to heart knowledge that Jesus loves you so much He died for you?  If you ever think that nobody cares about you and loves you, remember the agony and excruciating pain that Jesus endured for you on the cross.

May God help us to pray for one another and especially for our pastor.  I think we sometimes forget that pastors have feelings and that they cry and get discouraged just like we do.  Let’s make a special effort to pray for our pastor and also remember to thank and encourage our pastor.

Joanne Lowe
May 3, 2018

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