Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Easter: Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Today is Earth Day. Don't want to wade too deep into any waters, but remember what Paul said in Romans that all of God's glory can be seen through creation. Today, don't get so busy that you miss God's glory all around you. Take to see God's glory in creation. And take time to thank God for all the ways He makes Himself know to us. And let's be sure to as He commanded us in the Garden; let's take care of His creation.

Old Testament Lesson

Daniel 2:17-30

We see Daniel tell the king, this understanding didn't come through my own ability or strength, but rather it came through God. God has given him this ability, and as he used His gift, He gave God the glory.

We all have gifts. We all have things we are good at. We all have abilities. They are all different. They are all unique. And they are all given to us by God. Whatever it is that you are good at, whatever it is that gives you joy, give glory to God. For He is the author of all good gifts that we have.

New Testament Lesson

1 John 2:12-17

God is eternal. God is forever. The stuff of this world, it fades away. The things that we think we can count on from the world, they pass away. But God, He is eternal. His life is eternal. His strength is everlasting. His power is almighty. He is king of kings and Lord of Lords. And He is there when we call.

Today, place your trust in that which is everlasting. Place your trust in that which will not fail. Today, place your trust in God.

Gospel Lesson

John 17:20-26

One of the last prayers Jesus prayed upon the earth was for us. It was for the church. It was for those that would believe. His concern in this pivotal moment was not for Himself. It was for us. It was for the church. It was for His people. He wanted us to be one. He wanted us to love God and know God. He wanted us to live out of His love and know His life. That was His concern.

Today, may we be one. May we live His love. May we know His life. May His will be done and His kingdom come. Today, and forever.

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  1. Everlasting Selling Planet Earth in Exchange for a Utopia? What’s the Catch?

    Humans sold planet Earth for peace, but little did they know peace would come at such a high cost.

    A long time ago, Humanity sold planet Earth to a group called the Evers in order to gain peace and a virtual utopia for themselves and for future generations. However, the cost of this paradise turns out to be too much for some to deal with and the humans soon find themselves ruled cruelly by the very beings who offered them salvation and at one point given them so much hope.

    Humans that were originally treated with high regards, made to feels special, are now being treated as animals, some humiliated and shipped away to some unknown fate…each being told what they could or could not do, under the guise of it being in humanities best interest.

    With a feeling of dread, a small group declares war on the more advanced Evers in hopes of returning things to the way they should be…to the way they had been. John and his make-shift crew of humans and hybrids (half human/half Ever) must not only find a way to break free of the mistakes of the past and find out the disturbing secrets that the Evers have hidden away, but they must also deal with their own personal issues and learn to live, grow, and deal with each others’ emotional issues of love, regret and fear.

    Will man give up youth and perfect health to live in the past? And will John take the chance of restoring Earth to its former state even though there’s a good chance his life-threatening disease can return?

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    About the Author:
    Myra Evans resides in Walterboro, South Carolina, a small town near Charleston. She is a C.N.A. for a large Veterans nursing home.