Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Hi Ho Silver, Away!
1 John 3:16-17 – This is how we know what love is: Jesus
Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for
our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a
brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God
be in that person? (NIV 2011)
I hobbled along, sore of foot,
determined to make it around the block in good time. Just past the bend, I
came upon a most bewildering sight. Stopping and startled, I tried to make
sense of what was happening in front of me. A tall, older fellow with
shocking hair pranced on the spot at the side of the road. I edged a little
closer. He began making soft, strange sounds similar to the lonely call of
a loon. It was when he started leaping from side to side that I saw
something else. The poor old gentleman was tethered to a telephone pole
with a metre-long rope. Numerous scenarios raced through my mind as I
scrambled to understand just what I was looking at. As I reached for my
phone to get help, a little girl came running from the side of a house.
Without fear, she ran up to him, and he stopped galloping. She called out,
with hand outstretched, "Here, Horsey! Want some grass?"
As I passed them, both smiling, I asked, "Horsey, may I take a
picture?" Horsey whinnied and shook his mane of silver a definite no.
I walked on, laughing quietly to myself, truly amazed at this show of
family love and creativity in difficult times. As I turned back for one
last look, Horsey had been untied. He galloped away down the side of the
house, and the little girl followed in high glee. As I turned the corner, I
heard, "I'm free! I'm free!" followed by a high pitched,
Grandpa had found a way to show his love. He
chose to honour and respect his little granddaughter while sacrificing a
good bit of his dignity. He went beyond his feelings to see her side of
things, what she needed, and what gave her joy. Can we not do the same for
those around us?
1 John 3:21-23 – Dear friends, if
our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God and receive
from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases
him. And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus
Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us. (NIV 2011)
Prayer: Lord Jesus, You showed us the way of self-sacrifice. We
want to love others and put them first as You modelled and taught. We ask
Your blessing on all those front-line workers who are leaving their homes
and loved ones each day to keep others safe. Strengthen us all, we pray.
Sandra Thomson <email@example.com>
Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Today's Verse2: Acts 8:4 – Those who
had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. (NIV)
Daily Manna3: What I have said, that I will bring
about; what I have planned, that I will do. (Isaiah 46:11b NIV)
Today's Bible Readings:
Passage: John 1-2
Passages: Numbers 31; Romans 5:12-21
Canadian Bible Society Daily Bible Reading: Romans 10:1-21
Jesus promised, "If two of you on earth agree about anything you ask
for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven." (Matthew 18:19
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Worldwide Ministry posted on 8/4/2020
In Cuba — Pray for the Los Pinos Nuevos(LPN) Seminary leadership team
as they reorganize their entire teaching plan, moving away form centralized
teaching at the LPN Seminary to teaching through many satellite centres in
evening and weekend classes.
Overwhelmed posted on 8/3/2020
Please pray for M H who is totally overwhelmed by things in her life,
including financial problems and where to live. If they should move back to
be nearer family, they then need a car, since the bus route has been
closed. Dear Heavenly Father, I do ask for Your peace to rest on her and
that your perfect will be done. All praise and glory be to You.
More On "Stage 4 Kidney Failure", originally posted by Kathy Nelson
Please pray for my friend Job. He is in stage 4 kidney failure and needs a
transplant. He needs a... (more)
Update posted on 8/3/2020: Job is out of the hospital, but he is
back to having to do dialysis at the center. Please pray that his cancer
treatment (the radiation beads) will work so that his cancer will be gone
and so that he can get his transplant soon. His spirits are good but I
think that his body is weary. Thank you again for the prayers.
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