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A Lesson From London - Tuesday's Dose - 23rd October 2012

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Tuesday's Dose - 23rd October 2012

A Lesson From London

Bible reading: Psalm 31:20-24

"The Lord preserves the faithful, but the proud he pays back in full. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord".- (Psalm 31:24, NIV).

St. Paul's Cathedral was completed in London in 1710. It is one of the most beautiful and impressive churches in the world, and is the center of the Church of England in London.

During World War II, when Adolph Hitler and the forces of Nazi Germany had conquered most of Europe, the city of London was "a besieged city" (Psalm 31:21), under almost constant attack from the planes of the Luftwaffe,­the German air force. From September 1940 through May of 1941, Germany's planes bombed London and other British cities almost every night.

Much of London was destroyed during those months, either by the bombs or by the fires the bombs spread through London's buildings. One of the areas that was hardest hit was the section of London called the City. Near the center of the City­stood St. Paul's Cathedral.

In the midst of all the destruction caused by Hitler's planes in London, St.Paul's impressive dome stood. While bombs and fires raged all around, St. Paul's (though damaged) was not destroyed. In fact, if you go to London today, proud Londoners will still show you the scars and scorches that yet mark the great cathedral . . . but that never destroyed it.

The preservation of St. Paul's Cathedral through the devastation of the Battle of Britain is a symbol of what God does for those who are faithful to him. Battles may rage around you, even within­you. The battles may even touch you and scar you. You may go through fires and storms in your life. But "the Lord preserves the faithful," the Bible says, so "Be strong and take heart, all you
who hope in the Lord" (Psalm 31:24, NIV). Be faithful to him, because he will always be faithful to you.

Reflect: Today's Bible reading says God "will preserve the faithful." Do you think that means, if you're faithful to him, you'll never have a problem? Do you think it means you'll never be sad? If not, what do you think it does mean? Does the Lord's faithfulness to you make you want to be faithful to him? Why?

Prayer:"Our Loving Lord God, I praise you for your wonderful love and faithfulness. Make me really grateful for your faithfulness. Help me to be faithful to you. And please keep me faithful even through the all my temptations and problems. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In
Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Tuesday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team

1 comments:

C McGinty said...

Thank U LORD 4 always being w/me.. and always being so LOVING to me LORD.. I PRAISE YOU & YOUR NAME... forgive me and I thank U LORD 4 know just where & what I need to do.. I would be nothing w/o U LORD>.. thank U LORD IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN & AMEN.. O LORD PLEASE WATCH over my dear friends and family.. I ask that you surround them w/your Guardian Angels to protect, guide them, and please forgive them and lead them in your ways.. Amen

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