Easter Devotion-Tuesday, April 5, 2016



Tuesday, April 5, 2016


“It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”  John 20:31..but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.   Matt 4:4


Our daughter Melissa was an infant and I was taking a year’s absence from teaching to enjoy being a new mom.  Three older women at Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church (Florissant, MO) took special efforts to invite me to come into their homes for Bible Study. It was a pivotal time for me as a beginner in the study of God’s Word:  I was taking Melissa along for her afternoon nap and listening to the wisdom of these three older women share their faith.  God drew me to him through His Word and through the mentoring of these three sweet, retired nurses.  He used these ladies to draw me into their web of love as Sisters in Christ and as Daughters of the King.


Two years later, God placed us in the state of Michigan.  Being on our own, we joined St. Stephen Lutheran Church and began to assimilate into that congregation.  Through some short-term Bible studies offered by the LWML society, God again stirred my hunger for the Word.  Two babies and a traumatic surgery for Greg later, we were back in Missouri.   This time we were in St. Charles.


During our early years as members of Zion Lutheran of Harvester, I attended a non-denominational Bible study which provided the in-depth, demanding inquiry into the Bible for which I had yearned.  I was hooked!  My love for the Word and joy in studying the Bible were a sweet experience.  Through Zion’s Bethel Bible Study, Witness Workshop, Lifelight Bible Study, and many other short- and long-term Bible Study classes, God has trained me to be ready for the plans He has for me.


With a thankful heart, I continue to study alongside my pew sisters at Zion.  I love to study the Word that God so lovingly provided for us.


THE PRAYER:  Dear Father above, you are the source of all, the creator of all, the wisest of all.  In your wisdom you have provided the history of our Christian ancestry in the pages of your Bible.  Thank you for being so caring that you gave us “your story” at our fingertips so that we can read about Christ our Savior and his sacrifice for our salvation.  I ask that you maintain a hunger for your Word in me always.  AMEN


THE AUTHOR: Angela Gielow, Daughter of the King