November 29 Bible Reading


November 29 Bible Reading

Daniel 6:1-28
2 Peter 3:1-18
Psalms 119:129-152
Proverbs 28:21-22
(New International Version)


God Bless…

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Thank You Daddy…..

Holding on to Daddy

I’m just going to start putting my words in front of you and if the subject is just not what you want to read then I’m OK with that…..

Sitting in church this past Sunday seemed to be normal enough…. Lauren (my nine year old daughter) was there with me and things were pretty scripted from there. Music, prayer, preaching, etc. As parent I think sometimes I fear what my kids might actually hear in my presence and then there are those moments when they hear the things I really hope they’re listening to….. Make sense?

With the Christmas season upon us my church is certainly in the spirit of giving/giving back and one of the pastors mentioned MCG Children’s Hospital (I know it has some new name, but It’s still MCG to me) and giving to those children and their families that will find themselves there this Christmas. Lauren was there for a short stay a few years ago and it immediately reminded me of that time and how I felt so helpless with no way to magically heal her or make her feel better. I think Lauren vaguely remembers that hospital stay, but maybe she’s not really clear on the specifics. It just seemed at that moment that she understood it somehow and she just looked up and me with the sweetest half-grin I’ve ever seen on her face; her expression was simple and it brought me to tears.

It didn’t end there….. For the rest of the day we talked about things and it just seemed that both of us were stuck in that moment. For the first time, I think I understood that as an adult in that church every Sunday I hear and feel things that really set the tone in my life and for the first time (that I’m aware of) I think Lauren heard something that touched her heart and I think she felt the presence of God there with her.

That night I was talking to Lauren’s mom and she said she had been hearing music coming out of Lauren’s bedroom. She said it was the same song over and over…. Lauren found my baptism video on Youtube and she was watching that over and over. That just amazed me and touched my heart beyond any words that I can express here.

I love that girl!

November 24, 2013 Bible Reading

Ezekiel 47:1-48:35
1 Peter 2:11-3:7
Psalms 119:49-64
Proverbs 28:12-13

 

 

 

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