Light for My Path Daily Devotion
Just as the rain and the snow come down from the sky and do not return there unless they first water the earth, make it give birth, and cause it to sprout, so that it gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater, in the same way my word that goes out from my mouth will not return to me empty. Rather, it will accomplish whatever I please, and it will succeed in the purpose for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:10-11 EHV)
Hymn ELH 228 Almighty God, Thy Word Is Cast
Almighty God, Thy Word is cast
Like seed into the ground;
Now let the dew of heaven descend
And righteous fruits abound.
Let not the foe of Christ and man
This holy seed remove,
But give it root in every heart
To bring forth fruits of love.
Let not the world’s deceitful cares
The rising plant destroy,
But let it yield a hundredfold
The fruits of peace and joy.
Oft as the precious seed is sown,
Thy quickening grace bestow
That all whose souls the truth receive
Its saving power may know.
Heavenly Father, help me to trust that when Your Word is spoken or read, it always has an effect. When I see others reject Your truth, teach me to pray for them, that they too may know the peace and joy found through faith in Your Son, Jesus Christ. In His name I pray. Amen.