Devotional: Acts 16:16-34

Guest Blogger: Rev. Rebecca Innerst


The book, Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa, is setting the tone for the week ahead with Bishop Peter Storey.

Wildfloweris written by Mark Seal, as told to him by Alan Root. It is the story of Joan Root, a 69-year-old naturalist, Oscar-nominated wildlife filmmaker and conservationist who was murdered in Kenya in 2006.

As the author sets out to explore this random act of violence, Seal discovers an unforgettable true story of the remarkable life of Joan and her love for Africa.

Her love not only encompasses the people, but the eco system, animals and all that she believes in to establish harmony and peace in her beloved Africa.

The scripture for this week reminds us to live a life of value and to hold dear to the core belief that God gives us and the entire world—to abide in love for one another and for the Earth.

The Apostle, Paul and his followers address their jailer when asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.”  Acts 16:31

This is a statement of faith for those who claim the name Christian. But more importantly, it is a statement of faith for all God’s people.

Every day is a gift from God, and each life matters…that is the message of Wildflower and the scripture text for the week.

What makes each day a gift to you in Lakeside? How are you giving back to help Lakeside be here for others? We look forward to your ideas on The Front Porch this week!

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