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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.
The Prophet Malachi here was God’s oracle as he prophesied that those who revere the name of the Lord will be victorious. In fact, he went on to say that they will be compared to the SUN as they shine the light of hope and righteousness to the coming generations. He closed by saying these happy people will have such joy that they will frolic like young and well-fed calves.
I believe that this prophet might well have been forecasting the coming life of Christ on earth, which in turn gave us the Church. I’m not sure, but I believe the prophet very well could have been predicting “Here’s What’s Coming” to the lives of ALL Christians in the future. Whether in good times or in bad times, the joy of the Lord will be so on us that we are known as the HOPE and the LIGHT of the world! I can honestly say that there have been what some would call “bad things” I’ve experienced in my life, yet there has NEVER. I’ll say it again, there has NEVER, been a time in my life when I did not have HOPE, and part of the HOPE entailed the LIGHT I have always seen at the end of a darkened tunnel. I’m a city boy, so I don’t really know about happy frolicking little calves, but I can tell you I’m HAPPY! Really HAPPY!
I’m so grateful this AM as I read the words of this beloved prophet that remind me You long ago had it set in stone that we believers would always have the opportunity to choose joy. I am choosing JOY again today, all day! Amen