April 24, 2010

The Greatest Change

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We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.1
We too like the butterfly can experience beauty in our lives in spite of the changes we have been or are going through:
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        mourning to joy 2
          darkness to marvelous light 3
              ashes to beauty 4
                   corruptible to incorruptible 5
             mortal to immortal 6
                weeping to joy 7
    eternal death to eternal life 8
      
1. Maya Angelou; 2. Jeremiah 31:13; 3. 1 Peter 2:9
4.Isaiah 61:3; 5. 1 Corinthians 15:53; 6. Ibid
7. Psalm 30:5; 8. John 3:16

April 18, 2010

Special



I enjoy receiving an unexpected telephone call, a card or note in the mail, an email or text message, from friends or family members, telling me that they are thinking about me. Just this week, a lovely lady from my church sent me a text message saying: “listening 2 Joyful … Joyful … thought of u! Blessings.”  That song, I had recently performed  by flute, at the memorial service of a mutual friend of ours.
Just knowing that I had been thought about, warmed my heart and made me feel special.



The Psalmist David declares “how precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!”1  It means that I am being thought about by my Heavenly Father much more times than I can number the sand.
Now, that really warms my heart and makes me feel very special!
1. Psalms 139:17-18a (NLT)

April 3, 2010

The Tomb Is Empty



             The Tomb Is Empty!

 When they entered the tomb, they did not find the body
of the Lord Jesus. Why do you seek the living One among the dead?1
“I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore.”2

                    Happy Resurrection!
1. Luke 24:5-6 (NAS); 2. Revelation 1:17-18 (NAS)