We read about it again and again. Recently an 18 year old and a 16 year
old student shot up their school in Colorado. Youngsters were wounded
and killed! If kids can’t be safe in school, who can be safe anywhere?
Today’s attached devotional gives the answer. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Romans 8:29-30 (ESV)
29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
“I love thee, Savior, for my soul craves joy!
I want Thee, without hope I cannot live!
I look for thee; my nature pants to give
Its every power a rapture and employ;
And there are things which I would fain destroy
Within my bosom; things that make me grieve;
Sin, and her child, Distrust, that often weave
About my spirit darkness and annoy:
And none but Thou canst these dissolve in light;
And so I long for Thee, as those who stay
In the deep waters long for dawning day!
Nor would I only have my being right,
But peaceful, too: to ask Thee if I might
My head on Thy dear bosom lean alway.”
[Chauncy Hare Townshend in Octavius Winslow, No Condemnation in Christ, (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1853), p. 289]