Gil Wise – Beacon District
Scripture: Psalm 72
Every day, I enjoy the splendor of God’s creation. Traveling across the 15 counties of northeastern North Carolina will leave you with a constant sense of awe in all that God has done. Evidence of God’s presence can be seen in every church along the way. Each station gives witness of God’s love. Without fail, every visit is full of expressions that God has been present in each place. Psalm 72 reminds us that God is still at work.
The church abounds in Christ’s love. Each of us has received an outpouring of this love that has transformed us, giving us an abundance of this same love to share with others. In this time, when so much seems to divide us, our God, in Christ Jesus, is bringing us together with a love that only can be found in Christ. God’s love does not take sides. God’s love is full of righteousness and justice. Pray for peace and trust that God is at work in our day as is true of God’s work in every day.
Lord God Almighty, may your love abound and flourish in our Church. Grant wisdom to the Commission as they work toward bringing a way in which your church will continue our witness of love to the world. Cause us to be attentive in prayer and to listen to what you will say to us for this day that we may surely trust you. Help us to know the assurance of your grace and fill us with your love. May our lives ring true with your work to bring all things together in one that all will experience your love in Christ Jesus. AMEN.