HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
1-The past should be a guiding post not a hitching post-
2-It is not how far you fall but how high you bounce-
3-Look at life through the windshield not the rear view mirror-
4-God's eternal kingdom of love has conquered peoples eternal spirit for greater and longer lasting
than mere worldly empires of the sword or gun-
5-A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still-
STRANGE THOUGHT-What would life be like if your pants really did catch fire every time you lied-
I'VE LEARNED-No matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with-
DID YOU KNOW-A top freestyle swimmer achieves a speed of only four miles per hour. Fish, in contrast have been clocked at sixty eight miles per hour-
5 THINGS I WANT TO KNOW
1-Why is the story of the woman with a blood issue and Jairus' daughter in the same healing story?
2-When the woman with a blood issue was healed by touching Jesus' garment he said "Power has gone out of me". What did he feel?
3-Did power go out of Jesus every time he healed someone?
4-After it was reported to Jairus that his daughter had died, did he still believe Jesus could heal her?
5-Why did Jesus tell those he healed not to tell anyone else?
BIBLE TRIVIA-Who pelted King David with stones while telling him what a violent king he was?
Yesterday's answer-Goliath 1 Samuel 17:7
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY Matthew 26:63-68
Again the high priest said to Jesus, "I command you by the power of the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God."
64 Jesus answered, "Those are your words. But I tell you, in the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of God, the Powerful One, and coming on clouds in the sky."
65 When the high priest heard this, he tore his clothes and said, "This man has said things that are against God! We don't need any more witnesses; you all heard him say these things against God.66 What do you think?"
The people answered, "He should die."
67 Then the people there spat in Jesus' face and beat him with their fists. Others slapped him.68 They said, "Prove to us that you are a prophet, you Christ! Tell us who hit you!"
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, we who find the answers to life in the Scriptures have also found the peace that comes with knowing Jesus as our Saviour. There is a restlessness and unending struggle for those who set out to rewrite that which has already been written for all time; the manual for all people of every nation, inspired by the Holy Spirit. We thank You for the Bible, Your holy instructions that teach, inspire, and give us faith for that which we don’t understand or have not yet experienced. The cross is foolishness to those who don’t believe, but for us who place our trust in Your plan for our salvation, cherish the old rugged cross so despised by the world. Keep us faithful and trusting until all is fully revealed in Your divine time. Amen.