April 14

Posted on Apr 14, 2018

Ridley Haim Herschell, born to a devout Jewish family in Strzelno, Poland, had no peace. One morning he bought something wrapped in scrap paper on which was printed: “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.” A few days later, he picked up a New Testament, which opened at the same passage! He borrowed the book and eagerly read it. He wrote: “One day I wept bitterly before the Lord, entreating Him to give me peace. These words of Jesus came to mind: ‘Hitherto ye have asked nothing in My name. Ask…’ (Jn 16:24). I cannot describe the reluctance I felt to pray in Jesus’ name. At length I cried out: ‘Lord, I believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Redeemer, and King of Israel, who “was wounded for our transgressions”; for His sake have mercy on me and give me peace.’ No sooner had I offered this prayer than the peace of God entered my soul…I was now ‘justified freely by His grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus’ (Rom 3:24).”

Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 1-3 Memorize: Ezekiel 18:4