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I’m not trying to write about things I’ve heard at church particularly, but it seems that these days, I actually have something to comment on. For instance, today, the following verses from Matthew were read:


And as is often the case, I don’t really understand what Jesus is saying. He certainly isn’t suggesting that God is going to take care of us while we do not work, but He is saying that we shouldn’t worry but trust in Him to care for us. But I wonder about the people who aren’t being taken care of, at least humanly speaking. To my eyes, some people are not being taken care of at all. They are starving; they don’t have homes; they don’t have clothes.

Probably there are a lot of mumbo jumbo explanations about what Jesus meant. I still don’t know, but after thinking about it all day long, I think that no matter how things look to our eyes, Jesus is still taking care of us and we can still trust Him somehow. And anyway, what else are we supposed to do?

I don’t know. Someone shed some light here.

Above are most of our seedlings now in plastic cups and growing well.

Benjamin Watson, a football player, was on CNN talking about Ferguson. From the short clip we saw on YouTube, he said something about sin, and then about how Jesus Christ died for our sins, when shortly thereafter they cut him off. Then, of course, the news lady had to cover; she said, “Well, just like that . . . we lost him” to make it seem like he cut off naturally.

Once again it seems the name of Jesus is just too offensive, and CNN had to cut Mr. Watson off before he said something more about the Nazarene. He understands that the whole Ferguson mess is not about race; it is about sin. If you want to see the short clip, here it is.


Key Chain From Mark

Recently, our sister was involved in a car accident. No one was hurt, but her car was damaged. Our father took it to a car shop in our town and he met the shop owner who happens to be a firm believer. His name is Mark and he is also pretty smart.

He works on cars, and we decided we like him a lot. It’s not that we know him personally, but he did something really cool a while ago (which is not the only reason we like him).

Mark was asked awhile ago to speak at the town’s elementary school for Career Day. The weird thing about the school’s request was that they said he couldn’t mention Jesus. The school didn’t even know he was a Christian, but that was one of their requirements. Mark agreed to speak at Career Day, but every day before it, he prayed that if he was supposed to speak about Jesus, that God would show him how.

Nothing came to him until the time that he walked through the school door. It was then that he remembered a truck that he had once restored for a man. The truck was pretty much completely destroyed but he did his best and in the end, it was good as new. The man had a special request for him. Since the truck was pretty much dead and Mark had restored it, the man wanted the name “Lazarus” painted on the back of it. For those of you who don’t know who Lazarus was, he was a man whom Jesus raised from the dead.

Anyway, the car mechanic remembered this just as he walked through the door of the elementary school. He spent most of the time talking about his job, but towards the end, he started talking about this truck that he had fixed. The kids were fascinated, as they liked hearing him talk about his job, but of course none of them knew who Lazarus was. So, Mark explained who he was, and he talked about Jesus for a while. While Mark was speaking, he could see parents and teachers getting fidgety and angry, but it’s not as if they could stop him since he was technically talking about his job.

We think this guy is pretty cool and hope to see him around so we can all get to know him better. Maybe we’ll invite him for dinner sometime.

Merry Christmas 2013

Posted: December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
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ChristmasTreePickWe have been having a great time for several weeks now, getting ready for Christmas, enjoying every aspect of it. Yet even while the Christmas season is going on, making cookies, decorating the tree, watching Christmas movies, buying gifts, going to Christmas parties, etc., we are aware of the fact that all of it, save some, has nothing to do with what Christmas is actually about. We enjoy the secular parts of Christmas, but what even makes it worth celebrating? Without knowing that we are celebrating the birth of Christ, all the other things would be pointless.

We are grateful to Jesus for coming to earth for us. Christmastime is a celebration of Christ’s birth and therefore, a celebration of our salvation, our hope. He is the Light of the World, the Good Shepherd, the King of kings, Lord of lords, Emmanuel, God with us, Prince of Peace, and more. Let everyone sing praise to Him this Christmas and worship His Holy Name on Christmas morning.  Thank you, Lord Jesus.

                   “…behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:10b-14

Merry Christmas everyone and we’ll be back after Christmas!!

~the Weekly Day