Daily Devotion - November 5, 2018

Hebrews 11:1-3

Faith in Action

11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.

3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Devotion by Laurie Spencer

I just learned through Facebook Joys and Concerns that a cherished member of our Pilgrimage family, Glen Varnado, is close to going home to the Lord. He is in the hospital and, as Julia Shriver writes, on life support with no discernible brain function.

What a very dear and intelligent man he is. So many of us have truly loved his sharp wit, deep insights and sweet vulnerability.

So this is one of those times we are to put our faith in action. We do not see the path Glen is on but our faith gives us confidence. Glen is to be shepherded to a place where he will have no pain nor sickness nor fear. He will be embraced by those who have long awaited his arrival. We are assured that even though we cannot see nor experience what happens to Glen, something extraordinary is surely happening. This we know. The hand of God the Creator is firm. As surely as the Lord birthed the Universe and all in it, he conducts each of us to our rightful place of peace and rest.

Blessed be.


Lord, bring joy and peace to Glen. Thank you for allowing us to be his family. Comfort all who love him.

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