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Showing posts from November, 2016

God with us

I’ve been reading the Message Bible recently for a fresh taste of God’s Word.  And, is God’s way and timing, today I started the book of Mark, as we prepare for Advent – the eager awaiting of Christ, Mark too was eager to share about His coming. The good news of Jesus Christ—the Message!—begins here, following to the letter the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. The notes introducing the Book of Mark include a powerful statement that strikes a tone in my heart today. “ The bare announcement that God exists doesn't particularly qualify as news.   Most people in most centuries have believed in the existence of God or gods. It may well be, in fact, that human beings in aggregate and through the centuries have given more attention and concern to divinity than to all their other concerns put together - food, housing, clothing, pleasure, work, family, whatever.” Oh, this is so evident, especially in these days.   We ebb and flow through life worried over trivial things al

Thanks In Giving

If we are truly thankful, we give.  Generosity is the evidence of a grateful heart.  True generosity of self is birthed in our rebirth in Christ.  God, who loved us so much - - - gave.    Gave His One and Only Son, Jesus, for our salvation, our redemption unto Himself.  If we are truly thankful for that most Magnificent Gift, the first evidence is in the giving of ourselves to Him in return.  (Though we can hardly claim any generosity here, it is purely for our whole good.)  Thus begins a life transformed by thanks-in-giving.  And generosity, not only of the tangible blessings bestowed upon us as children of God, but of our very selves , becomes the way of life.   Our giving can only be temporal, fading at best, until we, ourselves, have received the eternal... Thanks-In-Giving Blessing Loved one, may this day hold for you the most precious of moments.   If you have received the gift of eternal life & salvation, then may you have the opportunity to generously share it.