“Apathy is a bigger problem than atheism for Christianity.” Timothy Keller

What do you think?

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
—Psalm 17:6 (NIV)

Mercy Walked in…

Mercy walked in

Sometimes stress of the world news seems to overwhelm making me feel helpless to help…”the children”…thoughts and prayers and donations seem so futile. I plant a pot of flowers and then another and another finding my tears are watering the pots and I begin to sing a bit off tune but a truth…🎼”Mercy walked in and pleaded our case called to stand God’s saving grace…🎼 Faith increases a bit…Hope and Help comes when Mercy walks in. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 for the children that remain…

All Things Bight and Beautiful

  1. Refrain:🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼
    All things bright and beautiful,
    All creatures great and small,
    All things wise and wonderful:
    The Lord God made them all.
  2. Each little flow’r that opens,
    Each little bird that sings,
    He made their glowing colors,
    He made their tiny wings.
  3. The purple-headed mountains,
    The river running by,
    The sunset and the morning
    That brightens up the sky.
  4. The cold wind in the winter,
    The pleasant summer sun,
    The ripe fruits in the garden,
    He made them every one.
  5. The tall trees in the greenwood,
    The meadows where we play,
    The rushes by the water,
    To gather every day.
  6. He gave us eyes to see them,
    And lips that we might tell
    How great is God Almighty,
    Who has made all things well.

A prayer for children

I would love for you to join me in prayer for the children of the world.

Holy Heavenly Father, bless the children in our families and those far and wide. We know Jesus died for children around the world. That your Love is without borders or boundaries. We give thanks for your promises and gifts given to all. We stand in awe of your truth. We ask you to bless the children both in womb and out of womb around the world with your mercy and grace. I am remembering in your Word Rachel could be heard weeping for the children. Let our voices be heard before your throne for children and parents in deep distress and your help be guided by your wisdom for thy Kingdom come thy will be done on earth as in heaven. 🙏🏻 Teach us how to pray, love, give, care as we join the spiritual battle for the children of the world. Just as many of us are safely holding ours with joy, prayers and faith would You please hold the children of war. In your Holy Name we pray.

Bless all the children of the World

Thought to Ponder

“The world watches, condemns, and though lack of truly serious action…. condones.” SS (His thought in context of our communication was related to the ongoing war in Ukraine)

I love my pen pal friend that reminds me often of profound thoughts. It just seems I’m always sitting like Jonah under a fig leaf for shade when this young man, a traveler, a believer in the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus pens me a thought to ponder. To be truthful it seems like a ‘worm thought’ to attack my shade.

*Jonah 4:5 “Then Jonah left the city and sat down east of it, where he made himself a shelter and sat in its shade to see what would happen to the city. 6) So the LORD God appointed a vine, and it grew up to provide shade over Jonah’s head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was greatly pleased with the plant. 7)When dawn came the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the plant so that it withered away and leave him exposed to the scorching rays.”

I have read that Jonah’s discomfort was not so much the physical discomfort from the heat, but rather the condition of his mind, the vexation and disappointment under which he was suffering. I think God thought the same. Look what God did! He communicated in truth so Jonah could see.

9 “Then God asked Jonah, “Have you any right to be angry about the plant?”

I do,” he replied. “I am angry enough to die!”

10) But the LORD said, “You cared about the plant, which you neither tended nor made grow. It sprang up in a night and perished in a night. 11) So should I not care about the great city of Nineveh, which has more than 120,000 people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well?”

*if you are not familiar with the Book of Jonah its a great read where good triumphs over evil