Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Thank you, guys!
Skullfr, that IS a neat pic!
For today, I thought about a testamonial given by an evangelist some years ago. In it, he described his mother as being love personified. As a boy he found her sitting at the table with an old tramp one day. Apparently she had gone shopping, met the tramp along the way, and invited him home for a warm meal. During the conversation the tramp said, "I wish there were more people like you in the world." Whereupon his mother replied, "Oh, there are. But you must look for them." The old man simply shook his head, saying. "But, lady, I didn't need to look for you. You looked for me." When that mother reflected her Christian kindness toward the tramp she did something more than simply offer him welfare. It was a compassion that went out of its way to love the unlovely.
Matthew 15:30 (KJV);
“And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them:”
Luke 4:18 (KJV);
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,”
Luke 19:10 (KJV);
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
And that's the story of our Savior's life, death and resurrection. He came looking for us in the sick, the maimed, the lame, the bruised, the broken hearted, the wretched wanderer, the poor and forgotten, the prisoner, and the lonely rich. It is here that he finds those that need him most, that seek him without knowing what it is they seek. It is here that he found me. Has he found you? He wants to, you know. He seeks you constantly; he only requires that you receive him.
May God bless you, guys -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.