Friday, December 18, 2015
As we near the Christmas holiday let us remember our Lord's humble birth as well as His great sacrifice. The Lord has been on my mind all day today. I am so thankful for His many blessings. Today I went out for lunch with my lovely wife. As we were finishing up our meal our waitress dropped off our check. Moments later she returned and said "someone has already paid for your meals". My wife and I were very touched that someone would do this. As I pondered this act of kindness I was reminded of another debt that was paid in full. Christ, the king of all kings gave of His life so I could live. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for the sin in my life. I was not worthy of this but He did it anyway. He loves us... Thank you Jesus.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Why does all this bad stuff happen to me? Why can't I catch a break? God when I pray, do you even hear me? I know I am not alone when it comes to questioning God. Often I feel like I know what's best so when I pray, it's just a matter of waiting for God to answer my prayer the way I want it to be answered. Sometimes He does but many times He does not... So I wonder WHY? Did I do something wrong? Does God want me to suffer? I prayed for that mountain (in the bible) to be moved but, nothing happens! Why, why, why...
Ever since Adam and Eve sinned and were removed from the Garden of Eden, God has been answering the prayers of His people. Many of those prayers were/ are answered but many are not... immediately anyway. When we pray we want the answer now. God does not operate on our time table. He always knows what's best for us and He always answers our prayers. Even when we do not see the answer, God is still working in our lives. It all boils down to this, do you and I trust God?
God is our father, we are His children. God is all-knowing, we are not. God knows the future, we do not. So when we pray we must trust God to answer our prayers by doing what is best for us.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Just like 2013, 2014 ended with sadness. My dad died in December 2013 and my step mom died in November 2014. Even though 2013 and 2014 had brought my family some storms involving death, illness and injuries, something very special occurred early this year (2015). Enter Blair... this young lady who we believe is 3-4 years old is now is my newest granddaughter. God has blessed my family with a wonderful little girl that has so much love to give. Her young life has been difficult at best with unfortunate circumstances forcing her to live in an orphanage in Uganda, Africa. She now lives with a new mommie (my daughter), daddy (son-in-law) and sister (my first granddaughter Ava). After a trying adoption process... Blair is now home; we love her so much.