Center of Hope Devotion – May 5, 2020

Dear Friends and Family,


A Metasequoia, a variety of redwood tree with a canopy up to 140 feet tall, was thought only observable in fossils. In 1948, two Chinese scholars in Hubei Province discovered a living example of the tree, now called the Dawn Redwood. Once thought extinct, seeds of this beautiful redwood were sent around the world. Like those redwoods, the line of David was once almost destroyed.

Jehoiada brought out the king’s son and put the crown on him; he presented him with a copy of the covenant and proclaimed him king. They anointed him. And the people clapped their hands and shouted, “Long live the king!” (2 Kings 11:12).

When Judah’s King Ahaziah died, his mother, Athaliah, tried to killed all the royal family so she could reign. But Joash was hidden and spared from death. Seven years later he was crowned king. God had preserved His ruler. Following the coronation, Jehoiada covenanted with king and people that they would be the Lord’s people.

Just because God’s promise seems dead doesn’t make it so. God’s promises in your life never go extinct.

Challenge for Today: Hold tight to God’s promises.