This did take a while to process the video but I was so touched by our youth and by the help of all the parents this past Christmas. They sang, presented the nativity and helped to raise the offering that enabled us to give a copy of the Book by Joni Eareckson Tada “Spectacle of Glory to each resident and to some of the staff. What a blessing to be included with such a great group of people. It doesn’t take a group of professionals to share the message of Jesus. Be blessed!
We go because He calls!
We go because we are blessed in giving!
We go because the need is so great!
But most of all we go because God is faithful and He has trusted us to carry that message to others!
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. Isaiah 46:4
Love this clip because it shows people praying in all kinds of ordinary situations that we all face. This was banned from cinemas in the United Kingdom. I think that now even more people will watch it! Be blessed!
Why should I feel discouraged,
Why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely,
And long for heaven, heaven and home,
When, when Jesus is my portion,
My constant Friend is He;
Oh, oh-oh, his eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches, watches it over me.
His Eye is on the Sparrow by Lauren Hill
” I had felt frustrated by the small number of people that came to our little service. It seemed like I was just rushing in, doing my duty and then going home when God chose one afternoon to change my muddy attitude. I was passing around shaking hands saying,” God bless you” to everyone when one woman slipped something into my hand. I opened up my palm and discovered two shiny quarters which she had given me. “No I can’t take this’” I protested. She just smiled widely and said “You keep those; there are lots more where they came from!”
I was instantly reminded of the widow’s two mites in the Bible story. Remember that Jesus said that the widow, “put in more than all these…” When God sends us the widow’s mites he is putting into our hands of what he values most. I would not at all be surprised if some of the people standing near Jesus might have laughed. Those pitiful worn out copper coins were nothing to compare to the golden shower being poured in by the rich. But that day God may gave me a golden shower of laughter to lift my spirit. In that moment a light clicked on in my heart reminding me of the preciousness of that woman in God’s eyes.”