The Upper Room Devotional 8th February 2022 || Looking Closely

The Upper Room Devotional 8th February 2022
The Upper Room Devotional 8th February 2022 | Tuesday Message

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Looking Closely
Geo Pickell (North Dakota, USA)

TODAY’S READING
Proverbs 2:1-8

KEY VERSE: Happy are those who find wisdom and those who gain understanding. – Proverbs 3:13 (CEB)

The Upper Room 8th February 2022 MESSAGE

Having low vision sometimes hinders me, but it also forces me to look more closely at things. Since I can’t always trust my depth perception, I occasionally rely on touch to navigate.

One evening at a church prayer meeting, I was making my way along the wall behind the altar. The wall has a large cross painted on it, and the cross was right beside me. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a tiny line of delicate gold script hidden along the dark brown vertical edge of the cross.

Upon further investigation, I found that it was inscribed, “Jesus Christ is forever Lord of lords and King of kings.” I pointed out my discovery to the others at the prayer meeting, and each of them admitted that they had never noticed the inscription.

We concluded that the phrase was put there by an artist who understood that like many of God’s marvelous truths, it would only be discovered by a close examination.

Following that experience, I decided that I needed to become much more diligent in my study of God’s word and in my prayer life. Wisdom and understanding are available to all, but those who look closely will find deeper beauty.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us scripture. As we read it, help us to slow down and look for the beauty and truth in every verse. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Today I will take time to look for God’s beauty and truth.

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