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He’s never in a hurry—get used to it………

He’s never in a hurry—get used to it………     When Jesus good friend, Lazarus, became deathly ill, Jesus waited at least five days before He went to see him and the sisters—-Mary and Martha.  His love for this three siblings is unmatched in any record of the bible. He loved all men, but His love for these three was exceptional and mentioned more than once.   Those that loved Lazarus suffered as Jesus delayed in coming to the rescue—they suffered.   Some would argue that there cannot be  a “good God” is He sends ir permits all the suffering that occurs in the world. And I suppose that would be true if all suffering is a bad.   But...

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When God says, "Don't ask for this again>"

Dear Friends,   Moses begged God for the chance just to see the promised land. As I read it I thought to myself, ‘after forty years in the desert and all the rebellion and bellyaching Moses put up with, why not let him go in and at least spend a few days there before he died.’ But God said, “No more of this”. And in a few verses Moses was told to basically get ready to die! This is one of passages I don’t totally “get”, because when you first read this God seems too rigid. Why couldn’t He give some grace to Moses that Moses begged God to give to the Hebrews when they rebelled against God? God was...

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A better father than me...

Dear Friends,   Moses begged God for the chance just to see the promised land.  As I read it I thought to myself, ‘after forty years in the desert and all the rebellion and bellyaching Moses put up with, why not let him go in and at least spend a few days there before he died.’  But God said, “No more of this”. And in a few verses Moses was told to basically get ready to die!   This is one of passages I don’t totally “get”, because when you first read this God seems too rigid.  Why couldn’t He give some grace to Moses that Moses begged God to give to the Hebrews when they  rebelled against God?  God...

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Hanging on every word........

Dear Friends,   Luke 19:47 “Jesus was teaching at the temple every day, but the chief priests, scribes, and leaders of the people were intent on killing Him. Yet they could not find a way to do so, because all the people hung on His words."   His enemies could not find a way to discredit Him because He meant what He said, He spoke with integrity and knew what He was talking about.   I think about this when I give my camp devotions at vespers.  Normally I talk for no more than five minutes because I appreciate the example of Jesus. Consider that He: -did not  waste His words -did not chase rabbits! -did not ramble, embellish or...

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Being a blessing to another.....

While on a trip in Uganda, my brother, Tim, told me of a memorable encounter  in the countryside.  He and some other missionaries were traveling in a van and offered a ride to a lady and her son on the side of the road. The young boy immediately wanted to sit beside my brother. Then the boy wanted to lean against him.  It surprised Tim a bit, but the lady with the boy encouraged my brother to permit this. Later, after the boy had departed from the van, the lady  explained to my brother that the boy had recently been hunting with his father when they stumbled upon some honey bees.  The father unintentionally ate some of the honey with a live bee...

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