Son of God

This movie opens this weekend.  Can’t wait to see it.
My strongest conviction about Christianity is that it is about what this one man did…

it’s about believing him, following him, trusting him.
Falling in love… with HIM.

I hope you check it out.

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One Solitary Life

He was born in an obscure village
The child of a peasant woman

He grew up in another obscure village
Where he worked in a carpenter shop
Until he was thirty

He never wrote a book
He never held an office

He never went to college
He never visited a big city
He never travelled more than two hundred miles
From the place where he was born

He did none of the things
Usually associated with greatness
He had no credentials but himself

He was only thirty three

His friends ran away
One of them denied him
He was turned over to his enemies
And went through the mockery of a trial
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves
While dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing
The only property he had on earth

When he was dead
He was laid in a borrowed grave
Through the pity of a friend

Nineteen centuries have come and gone
And today Jesus is the central figure of the human race
And the leader of mankind’s progress
All the armies that have ever marched
All the navies that have ever sailed
All the parliaments that have ever sat
All the kings that ever reigned put together
Have not affected the life of mankind on earth
As powerfully as that one solitary life

Dr James Allan © 1926.

Six Hours one Friday

Cross on the hill, nr Kemsing, KT (Photo credit: L2F1)

Six Hours one Friday  is a book by Max Lucado

Do you need a word of hope?  Do you need answers you haven’t yet found?

Do you have questions like:

  • How do you find significance when rejected?
  • How do you find strength when overwhelmed?
  • What do you do, when failure threatens a hopeless future?
  • Is this life all there is?

These are the essential questions Lucado touches through his eloquent story-telling style.  He connects real people and real stories to promises meant for each of us.

Here is an excerpt:

“What if it really happened… if God did commandeer his own crucifixion… if he did turn his back on his own Son…. if He did storm Satan’s gate, then those six hours that Friday were packed with tragic triumph.     … Those six hours were no normal hours.  They were the most critical hours in history.  For during those six hours on that Friday, God embedded in the earth three anchor points sturdy enough to withstand any hurricane.”

“What do you do with that day in history?”

Prayer for Boston and those Traumatized and Injured

Christian Stone Cross

Christian Stone Cross (Photo credit: freefotouk)

Heavenly Father,

In recent hours, so many thoughts and prayers have been lifted to you on behalf of Boston, and people injured, and people traumatized, and those who’ve lost loved ones.   I join in Lord Jesus.

We cry out in pain, we ask to understand.

We lift up every person affected and ask for your healing presence to surround and touch them.  We ask for physical, psychological and emotional injuries to be completely healed.

We ask you to protect us from our enemies, from those who would attack and torture, and who would try to injure and destroy us.

We pray for our nation.  We are attacked and need you.

We pray for those ministering to the wounded, the doctors, and nurses and social workers, and other healthcare providers.  Give them wisdom and strength, that is supernatural as they treat the injured.  Give them grace and compassion for everyone injured.

Be with the authorities and those seeking to protect us.  Help them to solve the mysteries quickly.  Give them insights and clues, and help the perpetrators to be apprehended quickly.   Give them what they need to do their jobs well.

We humble ourselves before you Lord Jesus.   We need you.  Bring peace to our nation.   Bring us hope, and healing, and fill us with your peace.   Give us grace for what lies ahead.

In Jesus name we pray.

Amen

Disclaimer:  This christian prayer is offered in faith by a true believer.  Those of other faiths are respected and asked to be respectful this faith in comments and thoughts.