Thought for the week by Pastor Diana Rutherford

by Struthers Cumbernauld


For He hath said, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee”;

so that we may boldly say, “The Lord is my helper."    

Hebrews 13:5,6

In my own personal devotions this morning I read these words from the letters of Samuel Rutherford:

'I find my Lord going and coming 7 times a day. His visits are short; but they are both frequent and sweet.'

It reminded me of the Bible verses quoted above. We know Christ will never leave us, in fact He may visit us 7 times a day but do we ever leave Him? Do we neglect to walk carefully and to be open to His presence during the day. Perhaps He would visit us several times a day in the way He visited Samuel Rutherford. His visits may be short, and if we are not mindful of the presence of God we may miss such occasions. 

The last part of the above Bible verse says:

'Let your manner of living be without covetousness, and be content with such things as ye have.'

Here is one example of living carefully. This particular verse tells us to be content with what we have and not to go hankering for something better all the time. In other words 'keep your eyes on Christ and be content and happy with life.' It's so simple we could miss it!

If we practise this one simple principle then we will discover His presence with us at different times throughout the day. More than this, we will find the Lord to be our helper indeed.