Remember seemed to be the main theme of Sunday’s Sermon at my church by our guest minister.
Remember Pearl Harbor! Remember the Alamo, Remember 9/11, all causing us to bring back painful memories and to honor those who suffered and died in these tragedies.
In the last ten years our world has experienced severe and brutal catastrophes and devastation in the form of terrorist’s attacks, shootings, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires and mine cave in’s.
Rescue teams and organizations have rallied to bring aid and assistance to the hurting.
We do not live to ourselves. It is up to us to reach out to those suffering and in need.
Pastor gave an illustration of the people in India who carry large heavy burdens on their back. To rest, they would lean up to a building and do a movement so that the building carried their burden for a time enabling them to find rest.
Pastor reminded us that Jesus is our burden barer and that if we cast our care on Him, he will carry it for us and give us His rest.
Years ago there was a Cartoon sketch of a young boy carrying his brother that was brought to the attention of Father Flannigan. He obtained the rights in August 1943 to recreate the drawing in color with the caption "He ain't heavy, Father . . . he's m' brother." The phrase became the motto of Boys Town. Later a popular song was written to show that we must help our brothers and sisters in need.
Pastor used as his reference: (Message Bible) Romans 12: 1-2 Place Your Life Before God
1-2 So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
Jesus and His teachings have at times been referred to as “The Way.” We are reminded in Isaiah 30:21 - - This is the way, walk ye in it.
Most of us are not able to rush to the scene of accidents and help those in need, but we can pray and we can give. Ask God what He would have you can do and then set about doing it.
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