This morning as I was watering my flowers, I noticed that one rose had drooped.
At the beginning of the year, I committed to rereading the whole Bible.
Recently, I reread Matthew 9. In Verses 1-9, a paralyzed man was brought to Jesus to be healed. The text states that after Jesus saw his faith, He said to the paralyzed man, “Be encouraged, my child. Your sins have been forgiven.”
Deontay Wilder just lost a fight recently to Tyson Fury. Before Wilder’s loss, his record was 42-0-1, which means that he won 42 fights, lost none, and tied in 1. Out of those 42 fights, I think in 41 of those 42 fights, he “knocked out” his opponent.
Life happens to us all. None of us are exempt from some form of suffering. My suffering may not be yours and yours may not be mine, but we all have those days...those moments...those seasons that are draining, tiring, painful, and uncomfortable.
The real issue is, "How do you respond to those times?"
I went to the doctor this morning.
When I left the doctor, I stopped by Walgreens to pick up my medicine.
As I was standing in line awaiting my turn with two people in front of me and me being the last, I looked to my left and saw that they had the single bottles of Dasani water on sale.
My favorite brand. (Catch that.)
I was rereading John 11 this morning. For those who have not read it, Lazarus (Martha and Mary’s brother) had been dead for four days.
Martha received word that Jesus was coming to town, and she went to meet Him.
She didn’t wait on Jesus to come to her. (Catch That- Desperate times call for desperate measures.)
At the beginning of the new year, I committed to rereading the whole Bible.
This morning, I read Genesis 39.
For those who have not read it, Joseph was taken to Egypt by the Ishmaelite traders and sold to an Egyptian officer (Potiphar). There he served in the home of Potiphar.