January 4, Today’s thought – Compassion

Good Morning

Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. Luke 7:12-16

The mourners didn’t cause him to stop.
Nor did the large crowd,
or even the body of the dead man on the stretcher.
It was the woman–
the look on here face and the redness in her eyes.
He knew immediately what was happening.
It was here son who was being carried out, her only son.
And if anyone knows the pain that comes from losing your only son,
God does.

So he did it;
he went into action.
“Don’t cry,” he told the mother.
“Arise,” he told the boy.

The dead man spoke, devil ran, and the people were reminded of this truth: For those who know the Author of Life, death is nothing more than Satan’s dead-man’s-bluff. Max Lucado

Jesus didn’t let the busyness of life, distract him for the focus of his mission – to seek and save that which was lost.

Trust God for your day. . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Five Minute Friday – Opportunity

It’s Friday!
So I’m setting my timer, clearing my head, for five minutes of free writing without worrying about getting it right with Lisa Jo.

Now is the time………
Now wile there is day…………….
Now while health and mental abilities are able…………
Now take firm hold on today’s opportunities………….
Shake off the past feelings of shortcomings
Turn off the loop of tape in your head

Even if you have to turn off and shake off every morning,
so you have a clear pathway of opportunity to FOCUS on what is important today
And with your opportunity – of whatever sort it is large or small, humble or great, at home or abroad, for one or the multitude – Be Thankful.

Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, unto the Lord, and not unto men;

Stop (I have to fix spelling errors)

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