Living Proof


There are so many arguments about God and science, the premise being that science can be proved and God cannot. This brings me to the conclusion that God is the ultimate Scientist and we are the proof.

It reminds me of that old saying, ‘the proof is in the pudding’. This is said to mean the proof of the pudding is in the eating which is also said to mean that you can only judge the quality of something after you have tried, used or experienced it. (Internet May 27, 2020)

I choose to believe I am a child of God rather than a tadpole and that the ultimate Scientist taught earthly scientists everything they know.

A neurosurgeon once stated that the brain is the artwork of God.

Take Stephen Hawking, renowned scientist who was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) in 1963 at the age of 21. Mr. Hawking’s life expectancy at that time was two years and yet he was seventy-six when he died in 2018.

Hawking once wrote that achieving a theory of everything would be the ultimate triumph of human reason…for then we should know the mind of God. (A Brief History of Time).

A self proclaimed Atheist, Stephen Hawking, to my mind, was living proof that God is the ultimate scientist.

 

 

About God’s Plans


For those of us who believe that God has a plan for our lives, we need only look in the Bible for confirmation:

Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. Genesis 1:26

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me…Psalm 138:8

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord…Jeremiah 29:11

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. – Proverbs 19:21

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. – Proverbs 16:9

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. – Psalm 32:8

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.” – 2 Corinthians 2:9

The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. – Isaiah 14:24

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8

And finally: How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans for the future.  Happy Sunday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reassurance


Who of us doesn’t need some reassurance at this time that everything is going to be alright. How many of us need to know that though we may be alone and have to keep a distance between ourselves and all others outside our homes, we have the assurance that we are never really alone. Take heart; as Joshua 1;9 says, Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Happy Sunday.

 

 

Extraordinary Times


Here is a page from that little magazine Our Daily Bread, August 24/08. Happy Sunday.

God has not promised that your life will be easy; indeed it may not be. But he has promised to sustain you in your struggle and uphold you with his mighty arm. If you trust him, he will empower you to make your way bravely through extraordinary difficulty with hope, faith and love. God will not allow you to be pressed beyond endurance. 

36 POSITIVE QUOTES TO GET YOU THROUGH HARD TIMES - Ed Lester

 

 

36 POSITIVE QUOTES TO GET YOU THROUGH HARD TIMES - Ed Lester

A Prayer for Covid-19


My scripture reading yesterday was Psalm 80 and within that Psalm was this plea, “Restore us O God; make your face shine upon us that we may be saved.” It was repeated four times referring to the problem of the day. How wonderful that we can make it our prayer today. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NIV. Happy Saturday.

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God Has a Sense of Humor


And so should we, even on Sunday. Proverbs 17:22 says A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

*One Sunday morning, the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names with small American flags mounted on either side of it.

The seven-year-old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the pastor stood by the little boy and said, “Good morning, Alex.” “Good morning, Pastor,” he replied still focused on the plaque.

“Pastor, what is this?” he asked.

“Well, son, it’s a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service.”

Soberly they stood together staring at the large plaque when finally Alex, his voice barely audible and trembling with fear, asked, “Which service was it, the 9:45 or the 11:15?”

*Found on the internet 7/4/2016.

Happy Sunday.

 

 

A Sunday Prayer


Breathe on us breath of God as we welcome your Holy Spirit into our hearts.

Make us aware that talking about you is not the same as talking to you. Help us to do both.

Help us to overcome the obstacles that prevent us from enjoying a relationship with you.

Help us to trust you with the problems we face and the decisions we make.

When we are depressed and anxious help us to feel your love, peace, and presence.

When we lose our sense of compassion, remind us of your compassion for us.

Make us humble enough to know that without you we are incomplete.

Remind us to pray for one another that you would replace our grief with peace, our sickness with healing, our poverty with prosperity, and our self centeredness with thoughts of others.

Grant us the grace to live this day in your strength. Amen.

Happy Sunday.