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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday Words of Encouragement May 20, 2012

We shared lunch at Connect groups after church today so this is posting a little later.

I enjoyed our Sunday School lesson from Ezekiel chapters 34 through 36. Ezekiel prophesied regarding the future of Israel; its desolation and restoration.  Mark Twain visited the territory of Israel in 1867 and noted that the land was empty, destitute, and a barren desert. Now Israel is fruitful and supplies produce to surrounding countries.

We have had two serious accidents to people and loved ones in our church. We give thanks that no one has been seriously injured. Our teacher also pointed out that an important thing to realize is that tomorrow is gone and we may not be here for the future. We are responsible to live today as best we can with God's direction. 

This is the song we sang this morning.
A wonderful song with a great message!

Verses for Today:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)
 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

I am praying especially this week for an online blogger friend who is suffering and needs healing.

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