“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” ~C.S. Lewis

Devotional for September 6, 2020

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Scripture Reading: Exodus 12:1-14

If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy.

Corrie Ten Boom

We have a Tesla dealership less than two blocks from where we live. I enjoy looking at these electric vehicles because I like their design and how quietly they run. And we’re seeing more of them than ever. In fact, the police in Fremont, California, have at least one Tesla, and it was the subject of a recent news report.

A police officer in a Tesla Model S was chasing a suspect when he noticed that he was running out of battery life. He radioed to headquarters that he had only six miles left on his charge, and someone needed to leap to the number one position in the pursuit of the alleged criminal.

So, the department had other police vehicles behind the Tesla to take over the chase, and the California Highway Patrol also responded.

So, if you are a police officer pursuing a suspect, the last thing you want to happen is to run out of gas or battery life!

My life does not consist of pursuing suspects. But it does consist of pursuits.

Your life does too. We all have things we want to do, tasks we want to complete, goals we want to fulfill or dreams we want to realize.

These goals may be as simple as getting up in the morning! Or, they might be much more ambitious.

And then we run out of battery life! Arrrggghh!

This is why I find that a daily recharge of my spiritual and emotional batteries is absolutely essential in my pursuit of my daily tasks and long-term goals.

My 2020 Tesla Model X may be beautiful and sleek as all get-out, but if the battery’s dead, it ain’t going anywhere.

And neither am I if I don’t keep my charge, if I don’t stay “plugged in.”

—Timothy Merrill


Lord Jesus, thank you for this reminder to not forsake my quiet time with you! Amen.

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