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Saturday, April 13 2024

Good Morning Loved, Accepted Children of the God Who Brings Order to Chaos and Trains us in Righteousness!

Well something like that is from our devotionals today. Check them out yourself below. What's God saying to you this morning. he is always seeking to bring His shalom to the chaos and help our unbelief. he forgives and cleanses and continues to love us despite our flaws and even unbelief sometimes. He created us, knows us, calls us by name, forgives, cleanses and helps us to renew our minds and thinking and to walk in His best ways. be still and know. Confess and repent. trust and obey. Think rightly and receive His shalom!

I gotta run as we have a very busy day today. Pray for us to prepare our hearts to worship tomorrow at 10am live and on Zoom with Children's Church. Invite and bring someone along as we worship in Spirit and Truth. Pray for God to go before me with favor at the track today (if they don't cancel) and to use me well to connect more people to Him. Thanks!

You know we can soar like on wings of eagles as we let go and let God. try that today as you check out one of my favorite oldies from FFH. I'm Ready to Fly!

It's time to fly and soar! The sun is breaking through and today is the day to step into God's shalom, dance, sing and soar! FLY! Choose joy! help our unbelief Lord and allow us to dwell in You shalom today and soar! Thanks! Help us to train our brains to be fix upon You, Your Truth and to trust and follow You well. Come! Fill us with Your healing love and joy for this day. May we soar and draw others to you with our joy and perseverance! Thank You! Come! Carry us on Your wings! FLY! Amen!


The God of Order

The earth was complete chaos, and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. Genesis 1:2 nrsv

READ Genesis 1:1-10


Seth took all the medications he could find in the medicine cabinet. Raised in a family filled with brokenness and disorder, his life was a mess. His mom was regularly abused by his father until his dad took his own life. Now Seth wanted to “just end” his own. But then a thought came to mind, Where do I go when I die? By God’s grace, Seth didn’t die that day. And in time, after studying the Bible with a friend, he received Jesus as his Savior. Part of what drew Seth to God was seeing the beauty and order in creation. He said, “I . . . see things that are just beautiful. Someone made all this.”

In Genesis 1, we read of the God who indeed created all things. And although “the earth was complete chaos” (v. 2 nrsv), He brought order out of disorder. He “separated the light from the darkness” (v. 4), placed land amid the seas (v. 10), and made plants and creatures according to their “kinds” (vv. 11-12, 21, 24-25). The One who “created the heavens and earth and put everything in place” (Isaiah 45:18 nlt) continues to, as Seth discovered, bring peace and order to lives surrendered to Christ.

Life can be chaotic and challenging. Praise God that He’s not “a God of disorder but of peace” (1 Corinthians 14:33). Let’s call out to Him today and ask Him to help us find the beauty and order He alone provides.

By Tom Felten


What chaos are you experiencing in your life? How can God help you bring order and peace to it?  

Creator God, thank You for the peace and order You alone provide. In You, broken things become beautiful.


The book of Genesis (meaning “beginning” or “origin”) is attributed to Moses, along with the four Old Testament books that follow (known collectively as the Torah or Pentateuch). This Genesis narrative outlines the origin of the world, the human race, sin, and the Jewish people. Moses was well educated “in all the wisdom of the Egyptians” (Acts 7:22) and may have had access to Jacob’s records or other sources, along with the stories passed down through the generations. In the Pentateuch, we read that God instructed Moses to write down His words (Exodus 17:14; 34:27), and that he obeyed (24:4; Numbers 33:2; Deuteronomy 31:9). Throughout the Old Testament, others point to his authorship (1 Kings 2:3; 2 Chronicles 34:14). Jesus Himself refers to “the Book of Moses” (Mark 12:26). But Moses didn’t write on his own. He wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21).

Alyson Kieda

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St. Matthew's EC Church

5th & Ridge Streets
P.O. Box 433
Emmaus, PA 18049
Telephone 610.965.5570


We are learning to live and love like Jesus. 

We are working on becoming who we were created to be and doing our custom made purposes well. 

We are part of the Evangelical Congregational Church

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