Just give me Jesus

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Artist Alice van Kempen features photography of her Bull Terrier, Claire, in abandoned buildings. I would encourage you to find her work on Facebook.

However, in this photo there is only Jesus reaching out amid the destruction and decay. Don’t you think that mirrors our lives today? Amid all the destruction and chaos of this world, Jesus still waits with open arms for you and for me.

What a lovely thought in an ugly world.

 

Help Us Lord

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Jesus,

It seems like every day we have demands put upon us that are necessary but sometimes harsh and unnecessary. Help us to discern what is important, to prioritize the demands upon us and to reply to others with love, patience, and kindness. We also ask you to help remind us to give you a portion of our day to sit in your presence and feel your strength around us.

We ask in our name, Amen

A Little Child Shall Lead

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My sweet 6-year old Grandgirl painted this for me today without telling me. She surprised me with the gift of her painting. Then she proceeded to explain it to me. Lily called it abstract art showing the manger scene with hay and the small purple dot was baby Jesus.
The purple hand is the hand of God over Jesus and the yellow is the moon to guide the Wise Men.

How great is this? How great is God?

Love, Love, Love

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The Christian life involves many things…it is life changing. Prayer, study, meditation, caring, and more.

But most of all, it means to love. It’s the first and greatest commandment. It is the one I strive the hardest to meet and fall short. But still, I strive.

Matthew 22:37-40 (KJV)

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

This is the first and great commandment.

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.