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Big Tex? The auto show? For schedule information contact Paul Chavez or Jerry Ruybalid Save the dates of November at Camp Hoblitzelle in Midlothian.
Christian apologist C. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. If that is so, I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or to be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for the something else of which they are only a kind of copy, or echo, or mirage.
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I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that country and to help others to do the same. We are praying for you!
Living for Jesus, a life that is true, Striving to please Him in all that I do; Yielding allegiance, glad hearted and free, This is the pathway of blessing for me. I own no other Master, my heart shall be Thy throne. My life I give, henceforth to live, O Christ, for Thee alone.
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Living for Jesus, wherever I am, Doing each duty in His holy Name; Willing to suffer affliction and loss, Deeming each trial a part of my cross. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The author of chapters 56—66 of Isaiah addressed a discouraged people.
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Conditions were hard in Judah and money was tight. Christians have associated this passage with Epiphany, the festival marking the Magi or Wise Men following the light of the star to the infant Jesus. We believe that Christ is the light that has come into the world, a light that is the life of all people John Ah, Lord GOD! Truly I do not know how to speak, for I am only a boy. Then the LORD put out his hand and touched my mouth.
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Jeremiah , 9. He was called by God as a young man and believed he was not ready to be a prophet. I have nothing to say. We all have these Jeremiah moments. Maybe a friend has asked for advice and you feel you have no words to offer her. Surely there are times to take stock and question whether your gifts are the right ones for the moment at hand. Most of the time, however, we could risk shining a little brighter. Jeremiah thought his age was a hindrance to the light shining.
We certainly benefit from the wisdom of our elders. The young, however, can shed light on life in ways adults may miss. A few years ago I went to worship with my older son who was then two years old. Our congregation experimented with the order of communion each Sunday throughout Advent. Thomas had been taking communion since his baptism and looked forward to this part of the service. He was ready. It surely does make sense to come to communion after the sharing of the peace. God bestows upon all of us, especially young children and teenagers, a gift for speaking truths that draw us more deeply into the heart of God.
Sometimes we, too, need to stand in awe, to bask in the light, trusting that God will touch our mouths with the words we need for the sake of another. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. Psalm Having been baptized, Jesus then announces that the Spirit of the Lord is upon him. We hear on the following Sundays how Jesus lived out this calling of the Spirit: healing, teaching, and forgiving. It is this same Spirit of God that enlivens us and enables us to be light for the world.
We can see light and be light only by the light of Christ working through us and through those around us.
At times we truly have epiphanies: aha moments when disjointed parts of our lives come together in a remarkable ways. But much of the time, the light we seek eludes us. This is where the Body of Christ and prayer come in.
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