Daily Devotion – October 29, 2017

For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has become known, so that we have no need to speak about it. 

1 Thessalonians 1:8

Reflection by Matthew Alexander

We are living images of God and of Christ indeed.  Wherever we go, whoever we talk to and however we speak we represent God.  We are testimonies of our faith and belief in who we believe God to be.  Paul, in the opening to this passage, is thankful for “the work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”  He commends the conviction and perseverance of those working to bring the good news to the people of Thessalonica.  It because of their willingness to trust in the Holy Spirit and her work that Christ and the love of God spreads “in every place.”

What kind of image of God are you representing today? Do you believe in a loving and merciful God and are therefore a loving and merciful person? More importantly, what do you believe about God and how do you live that belief each day?  It only takes a mustard seed of faith, a glimmer of hope to bring God’s light and love to one another.  Once hope gets a hold of us, the possibilities are endless to how far it will reach.


God be with us.  May we become living images of Your love so that our friends, our neighbors, and our communities.  May we know the good news that You have given to us. And may it spread to the far reaches of the world. Amen.

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