Final Benediction

by Caroline Speas

I’ve been camped out in Hebrews for a while, now - reading many chapters several times. When I read the last chapter, I thought it was a beautiful way to conclude a month that has been completely dedicated to fasting, praying, and seeking God.

Let us remember that during this coming year, we have a faithful God who will never leave us. As we make big decisions, as we deal with overwhelming hardships, as we rejoice in great blessings and victories, as we go through everyday, “mundane” life… whatever we do, the God of peace is always with us. He will always give us what we need to live to for Him. So, let us always trust Him, obey Him, and worship Him.

God has said, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.”So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.What can mere mortals do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5b-6)

"Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,equip you witheverything good for doing his willand may he work in us what is pleasing to him,through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen." (Hebrews 13:20-21)