Wow it’s been ages since I wrote a post. Let’s start the new year off with a “What’s on my IPOD" entry. This is one of my new favorite bands and songs, Gungor singing Beautiful Things.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Happy Easter. I first heard the Easter Song on a mix tape my late brother gave me. Hearing the song always reminds of our resurrected savior and the eternal life he gives. The eternal life that will allow me to meet him and to once again see my brother.
If you’ve not found Christ’s eternal life, may this Easter provide you that opportunity.
“Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”
Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
“Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.” John 11:21-27
Friday, December 31, 2010
I was sitting at a red traffic signal waiting for it to change, when a brand new BMW pulled up along side me. The top of the license plate frame read OLO on and bottom read Only Live Once. I am guessing that the OLO statement was more along the lines of justification for spending money on a new BWM but it does remind me of something I read in Hebrews:
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, … Hebrews 9:27
Since we only live once, I must resolve to live this new year with a heart for God and a focus for what he has destined for me.
Happy New Year
Friday, December 24, 2010
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthews 2:1-2
… and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:9-11
Like the star, My the Holy Spirit lead you to Christ during this Christmas season.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. Luke 2:15-20
Sunday, December 19, 2010
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Thursday, December 16, 2010
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:1-7