We are told in the gospel of Matthew that one nation will rise against another. We are told there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. We are told many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. Think about it people, all of this is happening today.
It wasn’t long ago I heard someone on a movie make the statement “When you forgive, …you love. When you love, God’s light shines all around you.” Doing some research, I found out that this is a quote from Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
When I was 12 years old, I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. This is a day that I will never forget. I remember vividly the preacher of my home church putting his arm around my shoulders and leaning over to talk to me about this important decision.
In the early 1990’s I attended the funeral of my uncle where I heard his grandson sing “We are standing on Holy Ground.” It wasn’t the first time I’d heard this song but, this time, it struck something inside of me that let me know that where I am God is with me.
When I was in school, which was many years ago, I studied American History, World History, and my state history. All were very interesting, and I learned about what happened before my time. I can’t say that I always agreed with what happened, but you can’t go back in history and change what took place at that time.
Whether we realize it or not God blesses us each and every day. Many of us say how does He bless us on a day that is really bad for me and I seem to have no idea which direction to go? All of us are going to have days like this and it doesn’t matter which phase of life we are in.
Recently I witnessed something you don’t see much anymore. I was in a quick oil change place when a grandmother and her beautiful young granddaughter came in. The young child was probably around four or five years old and it looked as though she just came from a church Bible school.
What is gentleness and what does it mean to you? According to Webster’s New World College Dictionary it means belonging to upper classes or polite society; like or suitable to polite society; refined, courteous, etc. Gentleness is kindness. Mark Twain once said, “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
Everyday as we go through life, we are going to be faced with problems that we can either go over them, go around them, or change our direction that we are going. These problems are much like the potholes that we see and face on the streets of our city.