Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Two things.

First thing that I have is something that stuck out to me whilst doing my bible study on Monday. It was in the beginning of the book of Mark verse 41 Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.”

How long do you think it was since that man who had leporsy had been touched? It is highly likely that the first touch he had in years was the savior touching him and telling him he would be healed. And again, Jesus touched him. People didn't just touch lepers. I am just constantly amazed by the Lord.

Secondly, 1 Peter 3:15 hit me today. Actually the first time it didn't hit me. I was reading and while I was reading I was thinking about this one morning devo from bible college given by Brian Bostic and all I was picturing was him looking at the crowd over the top of his glasses. He would always do that, not look through his glasses but peek over the top of them. It was such a funny memory that I wasn't paying attention to what I was reading. Ever do that? I made it to the end of the chapter without recollecting a word and realized that I was not studying well. So I stopped, prayed, and then reread.

This is what I found: 15 "But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,"

Wow! I hope people want to ask me the reason for the hope I have. How awesome would that be?! So anyways this is my goal :)

And I would write more but the ambulance is pulling and I have to go...work is calling and the ER does not wait!

1 comment:

Tammy said...

The part of verse 15 that took me a long time to learn was "with gentleness and respect..." It was easier to learn to always be ready if people want to know, the gentleness and respect thing is still a work in progress (PRAISE GOD!).

Thanks for sharing!