The theme for today’s daily devotional by David Jeremiah is ”Echoes of Mercy”
The blind songwriter, Fanny Crosby, wrote the words to “Blessed Assurance” after hearing the music her friend, Phoebe Knapp, had written. The second verse says: “Angels descending bring from above, echoes of mercy, whispers of love.” This happens in two ways.
First, the angels we read about in the Bible thrill us. Consider the Nativity angels who brought the news of Christ’s birth and who proclaimed: “Glory to God in the highest” (Luke 2:14). Every Christmas, children around the world don angelic garb and repeat the thrilling news. Some of our favorite stories in the Bible involve these mysterious creatures called angels.
Second, angels are still active, ministering to us in ways that are usually beyond our ability to comprehend. Psalm 34:6-7 says, “In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles. For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him” (NLT).
One of the ways God uses angels in our life is to strengthen and encourage us. Thank Him for the strength and encouragement He brings into our life every day in countless ways.
When you’re sleeping, children fair, angels keeping watch are there.
Source: Turning Point Ministries