Into Your Hands

Silhouette illustration of the ascension of Jesus Christ

Jesus did not retaliate when He was spit on, mocked, beaten and blasphemed. Through six fake trials He did not speak out, but when His sacrifice on the cross was finished, He called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46). Then He breathed His last.


Jesus’ teaching, healing, miracles and sacrifice all had a purpose–to change people’s lives. Not just for those He walked this earth with, but for us too. What good does it do to read His word or go to church unless our lives are changed? Two things amazed Jesus: the faith of a Roman Centurion when Jesus healed his servant, and the lack of faith of many of His followers in Capernaum, Bethsaida and Chorazin where He taught in the synagogue and performed miracles.


Father God, we want to live for you. Teach us how to confess our faith before others and bless your holy name by the way we live. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Sue Loeffler

Author of more than two hundred articles, devotions and stories, my book, A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD, is a compilation of devotions from my visit to Israel. The Bible came alive to me, and I discovered I was not only walking in the Holy Lands; I was walking closer with God. I have taught Sunday school more than twenty years, mentored young women and volunteered as a hospital chaplain. Today I lead Women's Bible studies in my home, and I write two blogs--A Closer Walk With God-Devotions from a Journey Through the Holy Lands and Tell Me the Story-Building a Relationship with Jesus Through Bible Lessons and Prayer. Visit often and/or subscribe/follow.

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