I took this on my recent trip to Colorado. How is it that such pictures can be taken from 30,000 feet. Whenever I look out the window of an airplane I am amazed. God made man with the mind and ingenuity to build a metal tube that flies. Hard to comprehend … spectacular!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“The only way I can succeed at what God has gifted me to do is by letting others do the things I’m not gifted to do.”
Sometimes we want to do it all. One of the great problems with this is that most often there are others who can do the things we are trying to do, better than we can. This quote came out of an article I read Should You Quit?
VERSE FOR THE WEEK
Luke 24:5–7 (ESV) — And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”
If had to pick one verse that summarized Easter it would have to be this one. These words evoke such deep feelings. The emotion of the women who came to the tomb expecting to complete the burial of their Savior and Lord. Imagine all that was going on in their hearts as they approached the tomb. Think of the confusion and the grief as they pondered what the previous three years had been about. I love how pointed the angels response to their arrival is: “Why do you seek the living among the dead?”
This Sunday we rejoice in the magnitude of the discovery of an empty tomb and the reality that Jesus is alive, still risen from the dead.
“No matter how mundane, routine, and slowly progressing your story seems to be, it’s marching towards a glorious conclusion. There will be a moment when God will raise you out of this broken world into a paradise where sin and suffering will be no more.”
This is such an encouraging article by Paul Tripp. In this short feature Tripp lays out 6 wonderful promises we can hold on to, because the tomb is empty. My favorite is #4, The Empty Tomb Guarantees Eternity. If there is one thing that would bring the proper perspective to the events of this life, it is that there is an eternity that is coming.
“You’re not being measured by God by how much you get done. You’re being measured by whether you trust the goodness and the wisdom and the sovereignty of God to work this new mess of inefficiency for his glory and the good of everyone involved.”
How is God at work in our most unproductive days, when it feels as though we’ve accomplished nothing and fallen far short of our own plans and expectations? Those days are frustrating to us, but they are not outside of God’s sovereign power.
This Ask Pastor John really helped me to think differently about those unproductive days we all have when nothing seems to go right. I hope it encourages you.
With a few tricks, these restaurants still manage to turn a profit — despite offering endless food.
All you can eat restaurants are an interesting phenomenon to me. No matter how full you are, you feel like you have to go back for more. At least I do. No matter how bad the food is, you have go back for more. At least I do. Where else can you get a sumptuous smorgasbord of Chinese food to include some fake crab meat, french fries, and pizza … all in one location? And all you can eat to boot!
I have often wondered how such places make money. This short video sheds some light on their sneaky ways.
Did I say you can go back for more?