Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
April Fools Day – Be Wise and not a Fool
This past Sunday, during the
worship time, a small baby sparrow flew over the heads of the
congregation.It would settle on one of
the wall ledges, catching its breath before taking flight again.
One other time at a Woman’s
Missionary conference a sparrow flew in and seemed to be right at home.Our Women's leader claimed that a sparrow shows
God’s approval, I’m not sure if that was true but it sounded nice.
Jesus did speak about little
things being important including the birds of the air.
During the Pastor's sermon, I take
notes, but when I write them up, I try to fit them all on one “Micro Soft Word”
page.A long post is usually not read,
so I edit and digest the sermon.
Pastor Allan stated that not
that long ago, here in our city, many establishments closed on Christmas and
major holidays.Even on Sunday many were
closed to allow their employees to attend church.Today it is difficult to find any store
closed on Sunday.
Pastor Allan mentioned a certain person
took a job but stated that under no circumstances would he work on Sunday.The boss said he was okay with that - - but
one day the boss came to the man and said, I have an emergency, and I really
need you to work next Sunday, but I promise it won’t happen again.
The man thought for awhile, and determined
that perhaps “Just this once,” it would be
okay to break his vow to not work on Sunday.
What happened was the man lost
his Christian testimony to the Boss and to all the other employees.
Once you have taken that
first step towards sin, the next step is so much easier.It is that way with temptation in all its
Pastor said, “The Bible says
Liquor is a curse.”Not in those words,
but it says it like this.“Wine is a mocker and strong drink is raging and those who
are deceived by them are NOT wise.”
The words are soft, but the meaning is you are a fool if you partake of
Today being April Fool's day,
It was suggested by a friend that we could make it a day to celebrate
Atheists.Since the Bible says, "The Fool has said in his heart there is NO God.
Let us all be wise and not as
some who are practicing being - -not so