Daily Lent Devotions from Church Street UMC
Thursday, April 1, Morning
By Mrs. Elizabeth Reagon, March 28, 2018
Do You Wait for an Answer?
Read John 18:38, 17:17 (KJV), Matthew 24:35, 7:7 (KJV)
Pontius Pilate’s life may have been dramatically changed had he waited for an answer. The crucifixion scriptures tell us, “Pilot saith unto him, What is truth?” But the Scriptures continue, “and when he said this, he went out . …”
Jesus answered this very question a few hours earlier. As He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane for his Disciples, he asked his Father, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy Word is truth.” The Word is also eternal in Matthew 24:35 when Jesus said, “… my word shall not pass away.”
Jesus told us in Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it shall be given; seek and ye shall find …” But do we ask and fail to wait for an answer or do we ask as Pilate did and then move on? Perhaps more important, do we wait expectantly? Do we anticipate an answer?
Do we allow time to sit quietly and meditate on God and His Word and give God a chance to communicate to us? Wouldn’t we give a friend a chance to respond to an inquiry?
No answer, yet; perhaps God prefers to reply through his Holy Word.
Scripture speaks and can deliver definite messages when we are attuned.
Reverently peruse the Scriptures, read slowly, prayerfully, frequently, meditating on it and you will have answers and also a light to direct your life.
Righteous God, sanctify us, enable us to love you and your Word more, in Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.