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JUST THINKIN'

JUST THINKIN’ ... 6-10-21

OH MY FRIENDS … HOW WONDERFUL IT IS TO HAVE THE WORDS OF GOD AVAILABLE TO OUR FINGERTIPS & EYES, AT ANY GIVEN POINT OF ANY GIVEN DAY?

I’M JUST THINKIN’ … THIS IS SOOOOO COOL!  SO VERY COOL TO HAVE HIS WORDS, TEACHINGS, ENCOURAGEMENT & ACTS OF LOVE TOWARDS US … RIGHT HERE - IN OUR HANDS!!!  LIFE GIVING … LIFE CHANGING WORDS THAT HAVE ENDURED OVER 2,000+ YEARS!  WHAT?!  YES … OVER 2000+ YEARS!

 I’M JUST THINKIN’.  EVERY TIME I MAKE A CUP OF COFFEE, I UTILIZE SOME TYPE OF “FILTER” TO KEEP THE GROUNDS AWAY FROM THE ACTUAL CUP OF COFFEE.  AND, I’M JUST THINKIN’

EVERY TIME I TAKE MY CAR(S) TO GET OIL CHANGES, THEY INSTALL A NEW OIL FILTER, WHICH WORKS TO ELIMINATE IMPURITIES & DEBRIS FROM CONTAMINATING MY ENGINE OIL.  AND AGAIN, I’M JUST THINKIN’ … EACH SEASON WE TRY TO REMEMBER TO PUT A NEW AIR FILTER IN OUR FURNACE / AC UNIT AT HOME.

AND YET … THESE ANCIENT WORDS THAT WE HAVE SUCH ACCESS TO, ARE LOOKED OVER OR IGNORED SO MANY TIMES BY HIS FOLLOWERS - WALKING IN THIS “CRUSTY”, “FILTHY” WORLD.

TAKE A LOOK AT THE LYRICS OF THIS SONG BY MICHAEL W. SMITH:

Holy words long preserved / For our walk in this world
They resound with God's own heart / Oh, let the Ancient words impart

Words of Life, words of Hope / Give us strength, help us cope
In this world, where e'er we roam / Ancient words will guide us Home

Ancient words ever true / Changing me, and changing you
We have come with open hearts / Oh, let the ancient words impart

Holy words of our Faith / Handed down to this age
Came to us through sacrifice / Oh, heed the faithful words of Christ

Holy words long preserved / For our walk in this world
They resound with God's own heart / Oh, let the ancient words impart

Ancient words ever true / Changing me, and changing you
We have come with open hearts / Oh, let the ancient words impart

CHURCH … HOW MUCH YA’ USING THE “FILTER” THAT’S SO READILY AVAILABLE - AS YOUR ENGINE IS RUNNING IN THIS WORLD OF IMPURITIES & DEBRIS?

“YOUR WORD IS A LAMP FOR MY FEET, A LIGHT ON MY PATH.”
(PSALM 199:105)

LOVE YA'S CHURCH!

PASTOR BRAD