Monday, August 27, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 August 27

“And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias” (Matthew 17:1-4).

Today’s Morsel:  In 2014, my wife and I, along with some of the other ministers of our District took a trip to the Land of Israel. Throughout the entire trip and touring, you could hear comments such as:  “I’m so glad that I came.”  “I wouldn’t have traded this for anything.” “It is so good to be here.”   The disciples of Jesus, which some call His inner circle, Peter, James, and John, were taken up by Jesus into the Mount and revealed more as to Who He was.  Peter was so surprised at what he saw, that he said, “Lord, it is good for us to be here.”  When we were in Israel and touring some of the sights, I said just as Peter, "Lord, it is good for us to be here to see where You walked, where You taught, where You healed, where You performed miracles. It was so good to be where Your Spirit was first poured out on the Day of Pentecost. It was so good to be here in the land that You promised to Your people."  And now, every time I go to church, I can say, "Lord, it is good for us to be here. Because You said, where two or three are gathered together in your name, there You would be in the midst of them."  Always go to church, because you never know what you might miss if you miss!  

Sing:   I want to be where you are.  Dwelling in your presence.  Feasting at your table.  Surrounded by your glory.  In your presence.  That's where I always want to be.  I just want to be.  I just want to be with you.

Thought For Today: Always go to church as you never know what you might miss if you miss!   


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