Daily Devotion on 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Text: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Don’t you hate it when you feel unappreciated? It is more than a little irritating to have the child for whom you have sacrificed so much over years of parenting look you in the eye and tell you he doesn’t care. It can be more than a little frustrating to work you rear at work day after day only to be snubbed by “the man” the next time a higher position opens up. It can be more than a little exasperating to spend hours preparing that special meal for your spouse only to have him come home from work, eat the food without so much as a “thank you” and go sit in front of the TV.
Regrettably, even though we all hate it when we are underappreciated we are consistently unappreciative to the world around us. Even more regrettable is the fact that we are regularly unappreciative of the work that God does on our behalf.
The very same God who created and sustains this world is powerfully at work in your heart and mine. God has caused a light to shine on our dark hearts. As a nightlight makes the dark of night bearable for a child so God’s light in our hearts makes this dark world bearable for us. God shines the light of Jesus into our dark lives and through that light we know the way to heaven. Jesus comes to lost sinners and offers his nail-pierced hand to guide us through the struggles of this life to our eternal home.
This is a message that is easy to under appreciate because the magnificence of it is so vast. We were dead, now we are alive. We were without hope, now we have hope no matter what life throws at us. We were in the dark, now we have seen the light of Christ!
Prayer: Heavenly Father you have miraculously created faith in our hearts that clings to the message of Jesus Christ the Savior of the world. Help us to daily remember what a priceless gift you have given us. Help us not fail to appreciate the blessings that come from your hand on a daily basis. Be with us now and shepherd us home to heaven at the end of our days. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.