Saturday, March 17, 2012

[Weekly Digest] Galatians419 Devotionals for week of 3/11/2012

Just in case you missed something last week.

Jesus Loves Stubborn People (and Everybody Else Too)

By Allen White

The Bible teaches that “God is love” (1 John 4:8). The Bible also teaches that Jesus is God (Matthew 1:23). The conclusion is that Jesus is also the loving God. This passage, however, doesn’t sound so loving.

Jesus loved the Pharisees, Sadducees and other religious leaders just as much as He loves you and me. The difference is that some of us were more fertile soil for Christ’s message (Matthew 13:1-23). The religious leaders were obviously hard ground – paved over, cemented shut, and covered in RoundUp. Nothing spiritual was growing there. Read more...

How Jesus is Like the Gator Boys

By Allen White

My son and I have gotten into a show on Animal Planet called Gator Boys. These guys rescue alligators from ponds, pools and other places gators happen to wander in Florida. They bring the gators back to their preserve where the animals live out their days.

The main technique in capturing alligators is to wear the animal out before they attempt to apprehend it. As they “work the gator,’ it grows tired, and eventually they can tape the mouth closed and haul it away in their pickup.

Every time the Gator Boys capture an alligator, one of them will turn up the animals snout and kiss it. My son asks, “Why do they kiss the gators?” Read more...

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Perfume

By Allen White

One year at youth camp as I was unpacking my bag, a full bottle of cologne dropped on the concrete floor. I think it was Halston Z-14 back then, or was that the car I wanted to drive…. After the initial nauseating fumes wore off, we had the best smelling cabin for the rest of the week. I think we won the “Cleanest Cabin” award every day that week.  It was a costly, though unfair advantage.

 But, this cologne wasn’t the equivalent of my life’s savings. It was easily replaced with 20 bucks at Walgreens. The woman gave a priceless treasure to Jesus. She couldn’t afford to own this bottle of perfume let alone pour it out. Read more...

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