Light for My Path Daily Devotion
When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But you, who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell[a] will not overpower it. (Matthew 16:13-18 EHV)
Hymn ELH 486:1-2 The Church’s One Foundation
The Church’s one foundation Is Jesus Christ, her Lord;
She is His new creation By water and the Word.
From heav’n He came and sought her To be His holy bride;
With his own blood He bought her, And for her life He died.
Elect from ev’ry nation, Yet one o’er all the earth;
Her charter of salvation One Lord, one faith, one birth.
One holy name she blesses, Partakes one holy food,
And to one hope she presses, With ev’ry grace endued.
Jesus, Son of the Living God, thank You for giving me Your Church on earth to nourish and sustain my faith with Your Word and sacraments. Amen.