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Dinner with the Dead Guy.

The way that John writes this, it's almost like it's no big deal. Which I guess it's really not a big deal for Christ who is all-powerful. I'm still amazed at the thought of sitting down to dinner with a guy who not too long ago was wrapped up and in a tomb.

John 12:1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table
Lord, thank you for showing your amazing power.

Desperation

Kenny spoke on one of my favorite topics yesterday - Desperation. He spoke of the woman with the issue of blood, and Jairus Daughter. Two people whose lives were vastly different, but both came to Jesus with reckless abandon, because they were desperate for help. And he helped them.

Today I read Psalm 107 - if you're ever feeling desperate, this is the Psalm for you.

107:1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever!
2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
whom he has redeemed from trouble
3 and gathered in from the lands,
from the east and from the west,
from the north and from the south.4 Some wandered in desert wastes,
finding no way to a city to dwell in;
5 hungry and thirsty,
their soul fainted within them.
6 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them by a straight way
till they reached a city to dwell in.
8 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the childre…

The Psalmist Got His Wish...

Psalm 102:18 Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet to be created may praise the Lord:
His words were recorded - and we are praising.

Hallelujah!

Sometimes Loving Means Hating...

From today's reading...

Psalm 97:10 O you who love the Lord, hate evil!
He preserves the lives of his saints;
he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

From Everlasting.

I'm from 1971. Maybe you're from 1949 or 1996. Where is God from?

Psalm 93:2 Your throne is established from of old; you are from everlasting.
Still have a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that God has no beginning and no end. That is incredible.