Acceptance

Psalm 121:3

Psalm 121:3

He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.

After Thought

God watches over our lives in a very parental way. He knows what we need in order to grow and mature, and that character qualities like perseverance and endurance are only learned when we confront difficulty. He also knows our limitations better than we do, and will never give us more than we can handle in Him.

~Pastor Bob

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Isaiah 66:13

Isaiah 66:13

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; And you will be comforted in Jerusalem.

After Thought

The Bible describes God as the God of all comfort in 2 Corinthians 1:3-5. He knows how to calm us when we are fearful and give us a sense of peace when troubled. William Shakespeare new this when he wrote, "Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair."

~Pastor Bob

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Galatians 6:17

Galatians 6:17

For I bear on my body the scars that show I belong to Jesus.

After Thought

As a puppy Oogy was used as a bait dog but survived against all odds and now lives a happy life with his forever family. Oogy was found laying in a cage, severely injured. He had no food or water. He was just laying there, dying. Oogy’s owner Larry said, “Oogy had been lying in his cage completely unattended – that is, without food, water, medicine, any care at all – for five to ...

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Romans 15:7

Romans 15:7

Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

After Thought

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. (Mother Teresa)

All of us at times feel orphaned or at least alienated. What a blessing it is to be invited in, and it is a greater blessing if you do the inviting.

~Pastor Bob

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