Monday, April 15, 2013

Not again! – The Boston Marathon Bombing "The Boston Marathon"
When you think that you’re safe, things have been comfortable, nothing has happened around your area, and you don’t have to worry about terrorism; all hell breaks loose once again.  Today the Boston Marathon was disrupted by two bombings.

Some years back, the NY World Trade Center was destroyed and many people flocked to a church in order to find some sort of consolation.  Expect that people will again be coming to seek answers and understanding.  Be ready to welcome them and introduce (or reintroduce) them to the love of Jesus Christ.

Thank You…For What?

“In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Prov. 3:6).
“Thank you Jesus.”  “Thank you Jesus.”  “Thank you Jesus.”  “Thank you Jesus.”  “Thank you Jesus.”  “Thank you Jesus.”

This was the phrase that was previously used to invite the Holy Ghost (Spirit) into a person’s life.  We’ve learned that the Holy Spirit is a precious gift.  He comes willingly to those who request Him.  But let’s get back to Jesus.  “Thank you Jesus.”

One morning—very early as it was so customary for the Lord to visit—God whispered to me, “Why do you thank me?”  “What are you giving thanks for?”

Why do we sometimes unconsciously repeat, “Thank you Jesus,” and that’s the end of the sentence.  Yes, I too was guilty of saying, “Thank you Jesus.”  Just a blurb of what I thought was an announcement of appreciation.  But what was I being thankful for?

Sure we may say “Thank you” to a person when they hand us something, but the statement is usually said face-to-face and usually right after the kindness is rendered.  Example: someone gives you a gift in a pretty package and you say, “Thank you.” Later you can write them a little card and express how the gift and their act of kindness really blessed you.

God made it a little clearer to me.  It would be just as if you were going to your friends, a relative, or a complete stranger and you say, “Thank you Lou, or Thank you Aunt Tillie, or Thank you dad,” and you keep repeating “Thank you _______ (name),” and you say nothing else.  Eventually, that person is going to say: “What?”  “What did I do?”  “Why are you thanking me?”

It’s the same thing with God.  “Thank you Jesus.”  Sooner or later He’ll want you to tell Him what you’re thankful for.  “Thank you Jesus for getting me up this morning.”  “Thank you Jesus for showing my child favor before the court judge.”  “Thank you Jesus for sending your angels to protect me from that fatal car crash.”  “Thank you Holy Ghost for your peace that you’ve given me during this waiting period in my life.”  It’s okay to say “Thank you Jesus,” sometimes, yet He’d like to hear why you are thanking Him… (Where Did That Come From?)

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