Think about Judah’s return to Jerusalem from exile in Babylon. What is miraculous about this from your point of view? What eternal purpose of God lay behind it?
What specific prayers of intercession could you offer for those in authority in your church today? What could you pray for those in authority in your nation? Make a list and include your thoughts later as part of today’s closing prayer.
The devotion talks about the purpose and meaning of life and of all history. What evidence do you see that people in our society are searching for meaning and failing to find it? When do you sometimes ask yourself, “What’s the point?” How does your relationship with Christ give your life meaning?