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Give Me Jesus

Anchor Devotional - 03.25.19


“Forgetting what lies behind and straining toward what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:13-14

I was born in 1934, the same year The Haven of Rest radio program began. I spent most of my life in a small rural community in northwestern Manitoba. In the mid-1970s and 80s, I experienced a real crisis in my life. But the Haven broadcast was instrumental in sustaining me and encouraging me in my walk of faith.

My brother-in-law, a pastor, once advised me, “If you want your dollar to be well-spent in support of a Christian ministry, choose a radio ministry. You’ll be paying for a message aired around the world, not for visual distractions or theatrics!” So in 2014 we sold our riverside property and home in Winnipegosis and moved into a modest apartment in Winnipeg, making plans to show our gratitude monetarily to Haven.

Recently, our 20-year-old grandson said, “Oma, you don’t understand why kids go to bars. They’re not really there to drink. They’re lonely. Not everyone comes from a loving Christian home like you do.” That spoke volumes to us! We want to come alongside of Haven in befriending others to give them the hope of Jesus.

Scripture Focus

Philippians 3:12-16

Insight

Justina, a self-proclaimed computer illiterate from Winnipegosis, Manitoba, handwrote this letter of gratitude to Haven who was there for her when she needed it most.

Read the Bible

  • Deuteronomy 9-10
  • Psalm 84
  • Acts 7