Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 1 May 2019

May Day
“And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”  (Matthew 14:25-31)

Today’s Morsel:  Mayday is the term used around the world to make a distress call via radio communications.  Mayday signals a life-threatening emergency, usually on a ship or a plane, although it may be used in a variety of other situations.  Mayday got its start as an international distress call in 1923.   It was made official in 1948.  It was the idea of Frederick Mockford, who was a senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London. He came up with the idea for “mayday" because it sounded like the French word m'aider, which means “help me."   When Simon Peter began to sink, he cried out to Jesus, "Lord, save me."  He knew the mayday call sign.  He knew that he needed help.  What about you? Do you know who to call or what to say when you have a life-threatening emergency?  It’s always Jesus, three quick times. "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus."

Sing:  Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Got Him on my mind. Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Got Him on my mind.  Jesus! Jesus! Jesus! Got Him on my mind, I got Jesus on my mind.

Thought For Today: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

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