Wednesday, January 30, 2008
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you get any water. In order to prime the pump, you have to give it a little water so you can then pump out a lot."
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
"Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are you who hunger now,
for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when men hate you,
when they exclude you and insult you
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The other night I was watching TV and I heard a familiar voice from an actor doing a commercial I immediately knew the voice but the appearance of the actor wasn't familiar. It was Robert Wagner, an actor who I'd seen in many TV shows when I was growing up. His voice was just the same but he'd aged so much that I really didn't recognize him. Somehow our voice doesn't change in adulthood nearly as much as most of our characteristics. You probably can instantly identify a number of people within a few words even when you can't see them, as across a phone line. There is also an unchangeable uniqueness about the voice of Jesus and somehow His children recognize His voice, identify the speaker correctly as their Lord and turn to listen and follow. His voice calls us to follow Him, to listen to Him and to take comfort from His voice. I can recall the great security I felt as a child when I heard my father talking with my mother, even if they were in conversation downstairs and I was in bed. His voice was strong and clear and he spoke with confidence and understanding. To hear his voice was to feel his nearness and to sense his protective covering. I think our experience with Jesus is very similar.
Monday, January 14, 2008
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Saturday, January 12, 2008
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Thursday, January 10, 2008
Who wrote the book of love
Tell me, tell me, tell me
Oh who wrote the book of love
I've got to know the answer
Was it someone from above"
One of the great questions of all time...who did write the book of love...we all sure enjoy love...we all sure long for love...we all sure need love. It's a good thing to go in search of the author of love.
I, I love you darlin'
Baby you know I do
But I've got to see this book of love
Find out why it's true
It all starts with a strong desire to go beyond the experience of life to meet the maker of it all!
Chapter one says the lover
You lover her with all your heart
Chapter two you tell her
You never, never, never, never, ever wanna part
In chapter three remember
The meaning of romance
In chapter four you break up
But you give her just one more chance
I guess that just about sums up the gospel according to the Monotones. The one who wrote the "book of love" loves in a great way: He loves with all his heart. He is just never going to depart. His faithfulness and mysterious ways define real romance. Even though we fall away from Him...it's in the nature of His love to keep giving us one more chance.
I love you yes I do
Well it says so in this book of love
Are’s is the one that's true
Yeah, I guess the wonder is over. It just has to be the one and only one whose love is really true. We find Him in the Book of Love and He'll sing to you too!
I, wonder who, (Yeah) who wrote the book of love
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
And a poor man is better than a liar.
But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,”
Says the LORD, your Redeemer.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
you now dismiss your servant in peace.
For my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared in the sight of all people,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel."