A Daily Dose of Good News
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
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Hey! It’s November 24 and it’s time for our Daily Dose of Good News which is from Ezekiel 30:20-26.
In the eleventh year, in the first month, on the seventh day of the month, the word of the Lord came to me: Mortal, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; it has not been bound up for healing or wrapped with a bandage, so that it may become strong to wield the sword. Therefore thus says the Lord God: I am against Pharaoh king of Egypt, and will break his arms, both the strong arm and the one that was broken; and I will make the sword fall from his hand. I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and disperse them throughout the lands. I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, and put my sword in his hand; but I will break the arms of Pharaoh, and he will groan before him with the groans of one mortally wounded. I will strengthen the arms of the king of Babylon, but the arms of Pharaoh shall fall. And they shall know that I am the Lord, when I put my sword into the hand of the king of Babylon. He shall stretch it out against the land of Egypt, and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them throughout the countries. Then they shall know that I am the Lord.
Here ends the reading.
As we gear up for Thanksgiving, which is tomorrow… I don’t know how many of you will need to have your arms strengthened due to whatever is in front of you. I realize that while we’re exceedingly excited to see family and be able to celebrate Thanksgiving, there may also be parts of that which are tricky that we need help with. So, I think asking God to help strengthen our arms with whatever is in front of us, is helpful. As an example of that, we had early morning flights this morning as we’re traveling to see family, and I was asking God to strengthen me and my patience beyond what it felt like I wanted it to be. I needed more patience than I had. I needed God to strengthen my arms in that. So, I encourage you to pray about whatever you need strengthening. Maybe there’s an uncle who you’re gong to see who pushes your buttons. Maybe you are physically exhausted and the hassle of making a turkey and getting the house ready feels overwhelming. Maybe you feel lonely and sad and you need God to strengthen your good cheer. But remember that your God is the God who supplies what you need and strengthens you when you need it. That’s the Good News for today. Happy Thanksgiving! Bye-bye.