Do you remember in grade school math class how we were given long lists of numbers to add up? I don’t know about you, but for me it was always frustrating because those numbers often didn’t add up.
Did you know that mankind today, for only the second time in history, has all of our knowledge accessible to us? The first time was at the great library at Alexandria, Egypt circa 200 B.C.? With all our knowledge today one would think this world would make sense, but it’s like that grade school math class; it too often doesn’t add up.
Ephesians 1:10 says, “The summing up … in Christ.” What a great verse of hope! It means that with Christ things add up, and if they don’t add up right now, eventually they are going too.
It is comforting to know everything is being brought into meaningful relationship under the headship of Christ. What does that mean? It means that someday it will all add up.
Looking forward to my A+
The word sacred means, “Set apart, made holy.” The standard bearer for a sacred life is The Ten Commandments: Honor God, don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t murder, respect your spouse, and respect your neighbor. Honestly, these commands are more then a bit beyond our reach; they are an impassible canyon separating us from the sacred life.
This impassible canyon is one of the ways a person who is seeking a sacred life can understand who Jesus is. If Jesus is just a man, he can only make a man or woman as good as any other man or woman. However, if Jesus is God, then he can make a person more than any another man or woman; he can make them sacred. Jesus can make us meet the standard of sacred; something that is beyond our reach, something that is beyond our grasp.
In the creation God gave us moms and dads. Dads have one role to play and moms have another. We take this time each year to remember the roles our moms played in our up bringing, and that’s a good thing to remember.
Moms wear many hats and I’m sure a complete list is impossible. However, just thinking about all that headgear makes me know being a mom is both an important role, and a selfless one. Being selfless is pretty much out of the norm today in our society for we have become a self-full society; a people consumed with what the world owes us.
Despite the direction society is going there are still moms today who continue to do the right thing and raise their children with devotion, kindness, patience, and love, and these are things the world is in desperate need of.
Our little church served the homeless at You Matter Ministry yesterday, and I have to say it again, “When we go there we bring it.” Even Rick, their pastor, said to Cindy, “I love it when your church comes, you even bring a choir.” Heck, we almost bring the whole church; that says a lot about us.
After the service, Chris, a Navajo Indian, came forward and asked for prayer. He was shaking badly because he needed a drink. He was worried because he hurt on the inside, and was having trouble eating. We gathered around him and prayed. He said, “I want to be honest if you gave me money I would go and buy a drink.” We stayed and listened to him for quite a while. When the prayer circle broke up he stepped back and began praising God in Navajo; it was beautiful. As he stood there with his eyes shut praising God his face was shinning.
An unexpected moment,