Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Yes indeed -
Like the "chrislam" movement, an amalgamation of Christian and Islamic beliefs.
You have heard that good things come in small packages and Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Then there is a poem based on this idea:
I find myself so very glad
The acorn becomes a tree
Because that shows
The mighty oak
Was once a nut like me.
Then there are life applications of this principle as well; In a monastery at Erfurt a studious young monk sits alone in his cell, earnestly examining an ancient record. The student is Martin Luther (not King – the OTHER Martin Luther!), and the book is the Bible. He has read many books before, but his reading has never made him wretched till now. In other books he saw other people; but in this book for the first time he saw himself. His own sin, when conscience was quickened and enlightened to discern it, became a burden heavier than he could bear. For a time he was in a morass of great darkness; but when at last he found "the righteousness which is of God by faith," he grew hopeful, happy, and strong. Here is a living seed, but it is very small: an awakened, exercised, conscientious, believing monk, is an imperceptible atom which superstitious multitudes, and power hungry rulers, and a persecuting priesthood will bury and smother, just as the heavy earth covers the microscopic mustard seed. But the living seed burst, and sprang, and pierced through all these coverings. How great it grew and how far it spread history tells today.
We have cause to thank God for the greatness of the Reformation;
And we have cause to rebuke ourselves for its smallness.
Philippians 3:9 (KJV);
“And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:”
May God bless each one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.