Saturday, August 12, 2017

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2017 Aug 12

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds” (Hebrews 12:1-3).

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things about being an author is that you come across people who are excited to meet you.  You may not see being an author as a big deal but they do. I think this may be why so many people get so excited when they come to church and meet Jesus for the first time.  They have read some of His book, (The Bible) and now they get a chance to meet Him.  Paul said that Jesus is The Author and Finisher of our faith.  I don’t know if Jesus is as excited about meeting us as we are about meeting Him, but it sure does feel good knowing that you know The Author of the greatest book ever written.

Sing: Who is this who for our sorrows offers comfort and relief, bringing sunshine to the dark and shadowed life? Saying softly, “Cease repining, lift Thy soul above its grief, let the peace past understanding still the strife”
It is Jesus! Jesus! Sad one, weep no more! He will heal the broken-hearted, open will the prison door, He is able to deliver evermore.

Thought For Today:  Jesus … The Author and Finisher of our faith.

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