Saturday, August 19, 2017

August 19

My mom and dad's home was hit by a tornado. They heard this storm coming through, and the roar of wind, it caused them to fear so they sought safety in the hallway. They were unharmed, but most of the roof was ripped off and water poured into their home. My friend Joe has a canoe business and was clearing out brush in the river so his clients could have a clear path. He had an angry alligator that kept growling at him only feet away. He escaped unscathed. We've all had close calls, but we're still here. Why did He choose to keep us alive when others are called home? God has a purpose for each and every one of us. The enemy may make it difficult, but we are living in his kingdom and our allegiance is not with him, it's with God. Our lives will not be easy because of that, but we are safe for eternity, and that's much longer than our short lives here on this earth. Count your blessing of an eternity spent with Jesus as your most precious.

Why are we in danger every hour? I protest, brothers, by my pride in you, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die every day! What do I gain if, humanly speaking, I fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die." 1 Corinthians 15:30-32

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