Monday, May 16, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 May 16

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
(Amos 8:11)

Today’s Morsel:  The obituary read: BREAKING NEWS!!!  A sad day for America: One of America’s icons has sadly passed away.  Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community.  The Pillsbury Dough-Boy died yesterday of a yeast infection and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly.  He was 71. Dough-Boy was buried in a lightly greased coffin.  Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours.  Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Dough-Boy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded.  Dough-Boy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers.  He was considered a very smart cookie, but wasted much of his dough on half-baked schemes.  Despite being a little flaky at times, he still was a crusty old man and was considered a positive roll model for millions.  Dough-Boy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, and three children: John Dough, Jane Dough and Dosey Dough, they also had one in the oven.  He is also survived by his elderly father, Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes. (A little humor to start our morning!)

The Lord told Amos that that there would come a day that there would be a famine in the land.  Not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.  I’m afraid that we may be approaching that time as there seems to be few who have faith any more, and few who preach the Word. We know that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.  So if there is a famine of not being able to hear the word of God, many will find themselves without faith and hopeless.  Let me encourage you, hide the word of God in your heart now so that when the famine comes you will still be able to stand.

Sing:  I’m learning how to lean and depend on Jesus! He’s my friend and He’s my guide.  I’m learning how to lean and depend on Jesus, I found out, if I would trust Him, He will provide.

Thought For Today: Hiding the word in your heart now, will ensure you have faith in the famine.

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