This Week's Article
When my daughter was about seven, she would say, “Ma, if I wake up in the morning can we ...”
That “if” was disturbing to me. Of course she would wake up! So I would reply, “When you wake up!” She insisted on “if,” while I was only comforted by “when.” I asked her why she said “if.” She replied, “We always say, ‘If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.’” That showed me that she was listening and learning.
I turned to God’s Word and I listened this time. I was comforted in knowing that if we wake up to a new day, we should rejoice and be glad. If we die, as Christians we yet live and we will rejoice in that day also. And again I say, “Rejoice!”
Verse of the Week
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God (John 1:12).
Last Week's Article
As summer has faded and we are in autumn’s seasonal winds, we consider all the ways we prepare for winter. Whether it is getting out the shovels before the snow flies or just getting blankets down readying for cooler nights, we know that God has set all of these things in proper order.
But, sometimes there are interruptions in life. People suffer poverty, hunger, or illnesses. As God’s children, we have God’s Word and comfort from Isaiah 43:1b, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” His hands care for us as we face tough times.
Yet there are many people that do not know this comfort. You can help. Take someone’s hand and share Jesus’ love. Donate to food banks and clothing banks. The mites you contribute truly make an impact on the lives of the poor, the hungry, and the sick. The Time is NOW to stand up and share Jesus’ love.