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Surrender to God

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then the lame shall leap like a deer, and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy.

The prophecies in Isaiah seem to be fulfilled in this man Jesus, whose actions live out the prophet’s promise. God is here, and God’s presence among us is manifested in healing. This is a wonderful vision. And we may feel very comfortable in looking forward to this. Who wouldn’t? Everybody wants to say; “I’m a good person,” . What a super possibility—a world where things would really be good. Imagine a world with only good. That is God’s world and He invites us to consider the possibility.”

This is how Mr. Wesley puts it::
“The most dry and barren places shall be made moist and fruitful; which is principally meant of the plentiful effusion of God’s grace upon such persons and nations, as had been wholly destitute of it.”

John Wesley

  • Do you daily turn your troubles over to the Lord?
  • Do you ask God to help you prosper?
  • How often do you bring your troubles to the Lord?

As you worship consider how much different your life could be if you surrendered your all to God.

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What Really Matters

C. S. Lewis

It is hard to have patience with people who say “There is no death” or “Death doesn’t matter.” There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn’t matter.

——C. S. Lewis

Sometimes it is very difficult to determine what really matters in a given situation. We are so tempted to say that something doesn’t matter when it is important of us. Such statements are made out of self-preservation, and/or fear of being hurt. Perhaps the greatest fear that anyone has is that of death. That makes death, and more precisely what happens after death, the ultimate fright. Lewis is addressing man’s want to deny that which frightens him the most. He concludes that the refusal to do so is the height of ignorance. Christianity and the grace of Jesus allows us to embrace our fears and lean on the everlasting love of our God.


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