Walking

My year old grandson started walking last night. He was standing by my chair and just let go and walked over to Haylee who was about six feet away. Then he walked back.
Once he discovered what he was doing he would walk some 15 feet across the living room and back.

He was as excited as the rest of us. With each step he’ll grow more confident and steady and there will be no stopping him.

It’s an experience every parent and grandparent goes through.

It’s hard to imagine that Jesus went through it too.

After his birth and dedication the Bible says,

And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him. Luke 2:40

There was the day he rolled over on His own.
The day He started crawling and waving bye and hi.
Then the day came when He let go of the chair and walked across the room, much to the thrill and excitement of Joseph and Mary.

There was no stopping Him.
He kept on walking.

He walked Galilee and Judea.
He walked through Samaria and through the streets of Jerusalem.
He walked in the mountains and He walked on the water.

Then the day came when He walked to Golgotha and was crucified.

But death didn’t stop Him. He walked up to the devil and took the keys of death and hell. He walked out of the tomb. He walked among His disciples. He walked for forty days.
He walked to the Mount of Olives but He didn’t walk back down.
He ascended to heaven where He now sits at the right hand of Father.

And He has passed the walking over to you and me now!
It’s up to each of us to walk by His grace and walk by faith.

Abba, use my legs to carry me where You want me to go. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN

The Pure Bride?

Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. James 4:17
A friend stopped by my office and shared a story.
Tom is very pro-life and by that I mean he is the type to actually stand on public access in front of an abortion clinic and pray.
While praying, he was approached by someone who is very, very pro-life; Continue reading

Only a mother’s love

I remember a few years ago I was in San Augustine when I notice a bird’s nest underneath the courthouse pavilion. As I stared at it, wondering what kind of bird had built it; I saw something move from within the nest. I climbed atop a table and gazed into, what I can only describe as, the eyes of the most ugly bird I’ve ever seen. Continue reading

Depend on the Father

Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Matt 18:3
Linda and I made a quick trip to Dallas and back after church on Sunday. We just had to see our grandson, Barrett. Continue reading

The Fullness of The Time

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, Gal 4:4
I’m late with today’s Morning Thought because I was quite busy last night and early this morning.
The “fullness of the time” had come for my daughter to give birth to her first child and after going into the hospital late yesterday, she delivered my grandson, Barrett, at 9:11 am this morning. Continue reading

Be who you are!

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous — and how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, Continue reading

Lukewarmness

What is lukewarm?
While praying about and then writing yesterday’s Morning Thought, I had an open-my-eyes moment; it all made sense.
Jesus said in Rev 3:15-16, “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” Continue reading

The Truth & The Lie

I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Ps 139:14
Yesterday Linda and I went with our oldest, Lindsey, to her doctors appointment.
She and hubby, Jeff, are expecting their first child in December.
Yesterday was sonogram day. Continue reading