Thursday, March 23, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 March 23

“Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him” (John 11:12-16)

Today’s Morsel:   On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry ignited the American Revolution with a speech before the Virginia convention in Richmond, stating, "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"  This seems someone like what the apostle Thomas was saying.  Death must not stop freedom.  Freedom may require you to take a course different than what others may choose.  No, freedom is not free.  But if we follow on to know the Lord, we shall be free indeed.

Sing: Victory ahead!  Victory ahead!  Through the blood of Jesus, there’s victory ahead.  Trusting in the Lord, I hear the conqueror's tread, by faith I see the victory ahead.  

Thought For Today:  Give me liberty or give me death (Patrick Henry).

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