Mustard Seed Daily DevotionFaith is … Committing Our Spirit to Our Heavenly Father

In the Word

“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46b).

Of the Word

The last words spoken by Jesus before He died on the cross were “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit”(Luke 23:46b). Faith, trust, assurance, and victory were in these words.

Jesus’ words very well could be our morning prayer before we begin the day, and they could be our evening prayer before we turn out the light. We also hope that these words would be the last prayer we whisper before our eyes close in death.

This is certainly a costly prayer. When we say the words of this prayer we are giving up on ourselves and putting ourselves in the hands of our heavenly Father. Blessed are the people who by the grace of God dare to commit themselves into the Father’s hands.

To rest in His hands is to be in God’s care. He is concerned about each of us. After all, He is our Father. Jesus has written our names in the palms of His hands.

Walking with my Lord

Dear Father, Your Son committed His Spirit into Your hands from the cross on Calvary. Into Your hands I commit my spirit today. In His holy name I pray. Amen.

Mustard Seed: Living in Faith. Author: Rev. Darold Reiner. 4/30 ©2007 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105.
Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. All rights reserved worldwide.

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