Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Thank you, guys. I appreciate the 'Amen Corner' very much!
Many years ago Orson Wells produced a radio drama of an imaginary attack from outer space. My dad told about this, and said that a LOT of people did not understand that it was a play, but thought it was real. He said that his brother had his 30-30 down from the rack, cleaned it, oiled it well, and loaded it up for the coming battle with the Martians. And his mother sat in her rocker, her Bible in her lap, and said very calmly; “The Bible said there would be times like this!”
I read about a student at Campbell College in North Carolina who turned on his radio midway through the broadcast and did not realize he was hearing a fictitious report. When the announcer vividly described fire falling upon the earth, the student recalled some sermons from his boyhood years and concluded that the end of the world had come. He grabbed the telephone and called home, saying: "Mama, Mama, have you got your radio on? The fire is falling, the end of the world is coming, and I'm not ready to meet God!"
The next morning he was the object of jokes and teasing around the campus, but in the chapel service a godly Bible teacher took the podium and said, "I understand that one of the boys got a lot of ribbing because he got scared listening to the radio program last night. But, young men and women, what if it had truly been the end of the world last night -- would you be ready?"
I’m not sure about my uncle, but my grandmother was definitely ready.
I have found myself in situations of grave danger. My solution each time was to have a loaded gun in my hand and a fervent prayer on my lips. One or the other, or both, are sufficient for any situation.
Mark 13:32-37 (KJV); “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
May God bless each one of you with strength, confidence and peace.
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.