September 12, 2010

God Promises To Forgive


Recently my favorite Miss Universe contest finalist was asked the question “what was the one big mistake that you did in your life, and what did you do to make it right?” If I had been asked that same question, I would have had to request a box of Kleenex tissues, a sheet of paper and extra time to answer. Of course, all of that would have disqualified me. My only hope would be if they had allowed me to answer the second part of the question.Yes, it was not easy, but I have made it right by asking forgiveness from my Heavenly Father, and He has granted me total pardon. What about you? Have you made any mistakes in your life? What did you do to make it right?
Forgiveness is extended to all ~ “come now let us reason together says the Lord though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool1 and I will hurl them (our sins) into the depths of the sea2.”
I think that qualifies as the winning answer!
1. Isaiah 1:18; 2. Micah 7:19b
Photo: Sarah Constant Beach, Norfolk, Va.
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September 3, 2010

Upgrade?



Much to the delight of the younger members of my family, I finally gave in, renewed my cell phone contract, and upgraded to a new cell phone. Since the last upgrade in 2006, they had constantly reminded me that technology was moving, and I should move with it. My reasoning was, if you were able to hear me when I called you, and I was able to hear you, why was an upgrade necessary?
In the midst of technological and multi-media changes, I am grateful that one thing never changes, never expires, or never needs upgrading, the faithfulness of my Heavenly Father.
Listen to excerpts from the original contract ~ Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever1/I am the Lord and I do not change.2
I am enjoying the features of my new telephone … lightweight …
compact … camera … picture texting … and the list goes on.
What about my Heavenly contract? No plans for change, never, no never!
1. Hebrews 13:8; 2; Malachi 3:6

Photo – old phone on right, new phone on leflt