Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bible Meditation

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotton son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Devotional Thought

Spend some time meditating on what Jesus experienced as He suffered the anguish, accusations, scourging, mocking and actual crucifixion to make atonemtn for your sin.

Today's Prayer

Dear God, I pray that the Church, my family who is the body of Christ, may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment. That they may be sincere and without offense until the day of Christ. I pray for the safety and good health, both spiritual and physical, for the body of Christ today. May we shine with the righteousness of Christ, bearing witness of His love for us. May you receive all the glory, honor and praise.
In Jesus' name. Amen.

Understanding the Christian life

A boy was having difficulty living the Christian life. He went to his pastor who told him to go see a painting. The caretaker at the gallery took him to a large room where the painting adorned an entire wall. The young man was repulsed at what he saw. It was a painting of Christ on the cross, but the perspective from which the artist painted it was off balance. It looked grotesque. The caretaker said, "Son, you need to get closer." The young man came closer. "Son, you need to ger lower." The young man got lower. "No, closer and lower." Before the young man knew what was happening, he was kneeling at the foot of the cross and when he looked up, he understood the entire painting. Until you are willing to take your place at the foot of the cross, the Christian life will never make sense to you either.