YOUR JOURNAL

SEPTEMBER 13

          “Creation and creatures applaud you, God; your holy people bless you.  They talk about the glories of your rule, they exclaim over your splendor, Letting the world know of your power for good, the lavish splendor of your kingdom.  Your kingdom is a kingdom eternal.”  Psalm 145:10-13  The Message Bible

          As Christ rode into Jerusalem on that first “Palm Sunday”, the people lined the roadway and proclaimed him with a Kingly welcome.  The religious leaders demanded that he quiet the crowd, but Jesus replied, that if these people would be silenced, then even the rocks would cry out in praise.

          A popular song a few year ago said something like, I’m not going to let a rock cry out for me, I’m going to praise Him myself.  Praise of who God is should ever be on our lips and in our hearts.

          It is a shame that even when Christians get together, we can talk about all the latest problems, last night ball scores, new recipes, but rarely do we share the new nature of what God is doing in our lives.  Every conversation we have should include something of the marvelous nature or work of our Lord and Saviour.

          Rev. Briggs said, “we are each writing a journal with our lives.” Each day we write a sentence in that journal. Each week we complete a paragraph.  Each week a page is completed. And Each year another chapter is finished.

          I wonder what someone down the road could read our journals and say that every day they wrote a sentence of praise to God.  They applauded God, they blessed God. They shared what it would be like to live in another world, the kingdom of God.

          What sentence will you write today?  A sentence of praise.  Or a sentence of complaints.

          Pastor Don

 

 

After listening restlessly to a long and tedious sermon, a 6 year old boy asked his father what the preacher did the rest of the week.

“Oh, he’s a very busy man,” the father replied. “He takes care of church business, visits the sick, ministers to the poor.. and then he has to have time to rest up. Talking in public isn’t an easy job, you know.”

The boy thought about that, then said, “Well, listening ain’t easy, either.”

 

A police officer stops a gal for speeding and asks her very nicely if he could see her license.

She replied in a huff, “I wish you guys could get your act together. Just yesterday you take away my license and now today you expect me to show it to you.”

 

A kid called up his mum from his college and asked her for some money, because he ran out of it. Mum said, “Sure, sweetie. Mum will send you some money. You also left your calculus book here when you visited 2 weeks ago.  Do you want me to send

 that up too?”

 “Uhh, oh yeah, o.k.”  Responded the kid.

 So Mum wrapped the book along with the checks up in a package, kissed Dad goodbye, and went to the post office to mail the money and the book.

 When she gets back, Dad asked, “Well how much did you give the boy this time?

 Mum said, “Oh, I wrote 2 checks, one for $20, and the other for $1000”

 “That’s $1020!!!” yelled Dad, “Are you crazy???”

 “Don’t worry hon,” Mum said, as she kissed Dad on the on top of his bald head, “I taped the $20 check to the cover of his book, but I put the $1000 one somewhere between the pages in chapter 19!”