March Devotional

For those of you who didn't know my story yet, I was in a major car accident back in 2013 when coming back from a visit with my dear friend in college. My car skidded on ice into an intersection and I suffered a traumatic brain injury. I ended up in a coma.  As a result I am still going through a lifelong recovery process. 
I have a staff of day & night nurses who are trained to care for me as I go about my daily tasks. Most importantly, they're here to administer many medicines, which I can't pour with my tremors, and to help me "when nature calls," as it does for everyone (!).  Also, all nurses are trained to help me if I have a seizure, which I'll always be at risk for. Thankfully, I only had one, and it was many years ago!
Nurses finish and/or begin their shifts with a report, providing a summary of what's current with their patient. In a strange way, weekly church services are somewhat like these nurses' "reports" - that is, when two (or more) people gather together after working & living for the week, they inform each other of what has happened that is notable or impactful. Furthermore, nurses or caretakers especially report any notable happenings throughout the shift, particularly the needs of the patient. 
Ideally, the sermon and the songs will teach the churchgoers how the Savior, through the Gospel, will meet whatever needs they encounter throughout their lives.

In Philippians 4:19, Paul says this (ESV):
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

May this be an encouragement to you!

Philippians 4:6-7 reads:
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

I cannot stress enough the importance of hearing such a message on a weekly basis at church!  What are you planning to do this Sunday?


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