By: Doug Beyer, Atherton Resident since 2011 Scripture: (James 1:22-23) Do not deceive yourselves by just listening to his word; instead, put it into practice. If you listen to the word, but do not put it into practice you are like people who look in a mirror and see...
People today don’t care how much you know, but they will know how much you care by the way you listen.
For the Christian there is always the promise of life eternal in the presence of Jesus, hearing his words, “Well Done”. Here’s the poetic way in which one of our Atherton residents describes it.
Many people only want the pilot aboard to guide them and come to their rescue during times of danger, or when a situation is too difficult to handle alone. When we place our lives in Jesus Christ’s capable hands and bow to his superior knowledge it is for our entire life’s journey.
We change at each stage of life. We strive for independence in our adolescence. We launch careers and families in young and middle adulthood. Then the older we get, there’s a sense in which we become ever more childish.
Sometimes people say to someone who is just a little too self-important: “Who do you think you are? God’s gift to the world?” Yes, that is exactly who you are.
It’s so important that we look into God’s Word each day. There is a message for us there from the One who knows and cares beyond anything we can imagine.
Letter writing has fallen out of favor today, having been largely replaced by Skype, emails, Facebook and Twitter. Yet so much of the New Testament consists of letters!
When our first child was eight months old, she woke up one morning unable to lift her head, her neck would not support it. Tammy had been perfectly fine when we put her to bed the previous night. As first time parents, we were very frightened. But God stepped in with a miracle.
God is in charge of the outward circumstances of our lives. They are his gift to us. What we do with them is our gift to God.