Light for My Path Daily Devotion
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone wants to follow me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. In fact whoever wants to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. After all, what will it benefit a person if he gains the whole world, but forfeits his soul? Or what can a person give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:24-26 EHV)
Hymn ELH 377:1,6 Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me
Why should cross and trial grieve me?
Christ is near With His cheer;
Never will He leave me.
Who can rob me of the heaven
That God’s Son For my own
To my faith hath given?
What is all this life possesses?
But a hand Full of sand
That the heart distresses.
Noble gifts that pall me never
Christ, our Lord, Will accord
To His saints forever.
Jesus, my Savior, through Your perfect life and innocent death You earned my salvation and paid for all my sins. Strengthen my faith with this knowledge and help me to endure all the hardships of this life. Amen.