Jesus Dispels Doubt

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Good Morning

Luke 24:37-38
But they were terrified and affrighted,
and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled?
and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?

They had betrayed their Master.
When Jesus needed them they had scampered.
And now they were having to deal with the shame.

Seeking forgiveness,
but not knowing where to look for it,
the disciples came back.
They gravitated to that same upper room
that contained the sweet memories
of broken bread and symbolic wine….

They cam back.
Each with a scrapbook
full of memories
and a thin thread of hope
Each knowing that it is all over,
but in his heart hoping
that the impossible will happen once more.
“If I had just one more chance.” . . .

And just when the gloom gets good and thick,
just when their wishful thinking is falling victim to logic,
just when some one says,
“How I’d give my immortal soul to see him one more time,”
a familiar face walks through the wall

My what an ending,
Or better said,
What a beginning!
Max Lucado

Keep the Faith  . . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie
 

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See Deeper and Deeper

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the Farmer’s cactus abloom.

Good Afternoon

Let all those that put their trust in Thee rejoice: …
let them also that love Thy name be joyful in Thee.–Psalm 5:11

What inexpressible joy for me,
to look up through the apple-blossoms and the fluttering leaves,
and to see God’s love there;
to listen to the thrush that has built his nest among them,
and to feel God’s love,
who cares for the birds,
in every note that swells his little throat;
to look beyond to the bright blue depths of the sky,
and feel they are a canopy of blessing,
–the roof of the house of my Father;
that if clouds pass over it,
it is the unchangeable light they veil;
that, even when the day itself passes,
I shall see that the night itself only unveils new worlds of light;
and to know that if I could unwrap fold after fold of God’s universe,
I should only unfold more and more blessing,
and see deeper and deeper
into the love which is at the heart of all.
ELIZABETH CHARLES

See God’s Love . . . Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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He Never Slumbers or Sleeps

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Good Afternoon

Psalm 121
I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh my help.
My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.
He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:
he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is thy keeper:
the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:
he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out
and thy coming in from this time forth,
and even for evermore.

 

Tonight, my soul, be still and sleep;
The storms are raging on God’s deep—
God’s deep, not thine; be still and sleep.

Tonight, my soul, be still and sleep;
God’s hands shall still the tempter’s sweep
God’s hands, not thine; be still and sleep.

Tonight, my soul, be still and sleep;
God’s love is strong while night hours
God’s love, not thine; be still and sleep
.

Tonight, my soul, be still and sleep;
God’s heaven will comfort those who weep—
God’s heaven, not thine; be still and sleep.”
–Madame Guyon

Be still and sleep . . . Tonight
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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