Today’s Devotion written by Pastor Brenda Legred
You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2.
God gifts us with people who shelter us on bad weather days or when we’re afraid or under duress. Growing up our neighbor would bring his kids and my brother and me to the bus stop in rain, snow, or cold temperatures. We’d wait in a comfy car eating warm muffins his wife had made for us. I remember how cozy and safe it felt when we were all together, rain tapping on the windows. He was Daily Richard to me, always kind, warmhearted, and ready to help.
We should thank God for our Daily Richards—the people who move quietly through our lives inspiring us with goodness.
There was a woman in my home church who was Holy Hazel to me. Hazel was always excited to see our family. She made us feel like we were absolutely the most important people in her life. You felt God’s presence when she was around. I believe—and don’t you believe too—that God provides everyday saints to love and affirm us. We all have Holy Hazels and Daily Richards in our lives.
So what saint has offered you loving kindness, shelter, or warm muffins? Maybe it was the teacher who dried your tears, the person who held your hand at a funeral, the friend who was there for you or a family member who loved you unconditionally. Who have been your Holy Hazels and Daily Richards?
God, I thank you for Holy ________ and Daily ________ and the countless witnesses who have moved through my life showing me your goodness. Amen.