Glimpses of Grace Daily Devotion for November 1, 2017

For All the Saints 

“For all the saints who from their labors rest, Who Thee by faith before the world confess, Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest, Alleluia! Alleluia”

For many followers of Jesus, today is “All Saints’ Day”, a day set aside to remember the faithful who went before us. For me it is a day of reflection as I think of the individuals know longer with us; those who touched my life and helped mold me into the person I am today. 

There was, of course, my parents who sacrificed much, said prayers with me every night of my childhood, and gave me unconditional love. A grandfather who chewed Day’s Work plug tobacco as he pushed me on a swing and another who would sneak chocolate covered raisins to me as we laid down for a nap. A coach who challenged me, Sunday school teachers who didn’t laugh at me when I stuttered as well as a minister who prayed for me and once spoke about a “vision.” 

There were so many others. Each was a glimpse of grace. I know that you had them, too. Pause for a moment today, in the spirit of gratitude, and remember their touch–God’s touch–on your life. 

“O blest communion, fellowship divine, We feebly struggle, they in glory shine; Yet all are one in Thee, for all are Thine.” Thank you for showing me the way. Amen. 

From the hymn, “For All the Saints” 


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