“Take this child away and nurse him for me, and I will give you your wages.” Exodus 2:9
As Moses was ordered to be saved by the daughter of his most cruel enemy, so Satan himself, even when he meditates our destruction, must be a means of our life.
Blessed Savior, You will not leave me in the hands of any that can hurt me! You are mine, and all is mine, even Your Father, Your Spirit, and Your heavenly glory. All accidents, all enemies, must work for my good and be instruments and ministers of my salvation. May I, trusting in You, never yield to fear — but find that everything which occurs to me is made a blessing, that winds and waves are but accelerating my progress toward the shore of a happy eternity. May I be enabled to say, “To me to live is Christ, and to die is [great] gain” — is ever to be present with the Lord. Teach me to live by faith on Jesus, to walk in close and intimate fellowship with Yourself, and to employ every talent for Your glory and praise. I want to be taught of God. To be taught to believe, love, and work for You. “O lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation.”
Devotion by Karl Heinrich von Bogatzky (1690—1774)
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