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A Lasting Letter - Sunday Thought For The Day

A Lasting Letter – Sunday Thought For The Day

The family members who founded Hobby Lobby craft stores are born-again believers. The president, Steve Green, is passionate about the Scriptures and plans to establish a Bible museum that will display rare books and manuscripts from around the world. He said, “We are interested in . . . encouraging people to consider what [the Bible] has to say. . . . The goal is to create a museum around the story of the Bible. No book has been persecuted as much or loved as much. Its incredible story needs to be told.”

The Bible has been preserved through time in remarkable ways, and the museum will tell that story. The oldest copies we have of the New Testament are more numerous and closer to the date of the eyewitness events recorded than any other ancient document from that time. Their reports on Christ are more reliable than anything we know about Socrates or Caesar. It should not surprise us that God is behind the scenes using people and circumstances to pass on His inspired text of redemption. Isaiah eloquently proclaimed: “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever” (Isa. 40:8).

As we read the Bible with an open heart, we long to share its message. It’s God’s lasting letter to all.

The Bible stands and it will forever,
When the world has passed away;
By inspiration it has been given—
All its precepts I will obey. —Lillenas

In all literature there is nothing that compares with the Bible.


Isaiah 40:1-8
40 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.

3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

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2 Responses to A Lasting Letter – Sunday Thought For The Day

  1. Bill Sr. January 1, 2013 at 8:43 am #

    The LIVING Word of God

    We Christians are so fortunate to have been given the blessing of the gospels. Not only did God come into our world to redeem us but He provided those who were not present during our Lord’s redemptive lifetime a way to hear, see and witness His act of salvation for mankind through these inspired accounts and testimonies. The bible verses are Living Words not dead scrolls.
    These divinely ordained chapters captured God’s own voice and plan of redemption and allow us a deep insight into the spiritual life of “the people of god” and their interaction with the creator as Jesus moved among them gathering His “disciples” and establishing His “church” on earth.
    The painful history along with jubilant triumphs and hopeful anticipations of the people of the Old Testament are combined, enriched, and bought forth into the life and light of Jesus Christ in these revealing gospel narratives. These, along with the other books of the New Testament, literally gave us the building blocks for the foundation of our Christian faith. For his people the Creator’s true and loving nature along with our path to him is now clarified and gloriously revealed when with and by the Holy Spirit his “Word became flesh and dwelt among us”. We believe and accept Jesus as The truth, The light, and The way for man’s salvation and eternal life with our triune God.
    The Father has graciously given us, through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus as divinely portrayed in the gospels, our spiritual passport and lifeline compass to eternal bliss with Him. As promised by Jesus himself, guided by the Holy Spirit, Christ’s church with paternal love and care presents this gift of faith to everyone who will acknowledge His beloved Son.
    It is only by the grace of God that any of us are allowed the free will to hear the word, see the light, or discover the way available to us. But to those of us who with our free will are privileged to witness these an awesome immortal choice is placed before us. For to follow in the footsteps of Christ is to surrender to the cross, accept our baptismal passport, and to hold fast the course portrayed in the gospels…our Christian compass.
    God in His infinite wisdom allows each of us to go our own way as any good father would do for his child in the name of freedom. His divine wisdom however contains divine love, a love we humans can only imagine or barely grasp when absorbing the gospel message. For here we see a love far beyond our mortal capacity. A love so deep that even the heavenly angels are in awe…… much so that Lucifer himself refused to believe it!
    Christ’s journey of love was a lifetime of humbly surrendering to humanity, our humanity. He willingly accepted the Father’s mission of salvation for mankind through His ultimate “personal” human sacrifice. In spite of its brutal consequence He held fast the course, praying thusly in the garden “Father, if it be thy holy will…” and finally on the cross “Father, unto thy hands I commend my spirit”. The gospels lead us to an understanding that God is love; God defines love, as evidenced in His saying to us His people “What greater love is there that one lay down his life for his friends?”
    We can clearly see in the Holy Scriptures this heavenly love triangle. The Trinity’s mystery begs understanding as the Holy Spirit, assisted by the blessed virgin, offering the Fathers heavenly love divinely “personified” in Christ our savior… “For He so loved the world…..” Deserved or not, this is our Father, this is Love, this is our Hope. How blessed are we!
    Bill Sr.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie January 2, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

      bill sr: thk you my friend…

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