Saturday, March 31

He Gently Leads

As a mother, I'm not sure how the end of Isaiah 40:11 has escaped my notice in past readings, but it really seemed to jump out at me this time. As a mother of two little ones, I love the thought of being gently led, especially at the end of a long week.

Isaiah 40:11 (NIV)
He tends his flock like a shepherd: 
He gathers the lambs in his arms 
and carries them close to his heart; 
he gently leads those that have young. 

Thursday, March 1

Those In Prison

Hebrews 13:3 (NIV)
Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

Several practical opportunities to live out this scripture can be found at
Christian Solidarity Worldwide. Here is a link to their Take Action page: CSW Take Action. You can send letters of encouragement to those who have been imprisoned for their faith and you can also petition embassies and government officials on their behalf. It only takes a few minutes to make a difference. If you sign up for their e-newsletter you'll receive prayer reminders and action updates.