Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
One Christmas Eve the telephone rang in the office of the pastor of the church in Washington, D.C. that President Franklin Roosevelt attended. "Tell me Reverend," the voice inquired, "are you holding a Christmas Eve service tonight?" When advised that there would certainly be a service that evening, the caller asked, "And do you expect President Roosevelt to attend your church tonight?"
"That," explained the Pastor patiently, "I can't promise. I'm not sure about the President's plans for this evening. But I can say that we fully expect God to be in our church tonight, and we feel secure in the knowledge that His attendance will attract a reasonably large congregation."
I like that Pastors attitude. He does not strike me as the type that will judge the service on who, or how many, attend it. A pastor does his best to speak the words God gives him to speak; beyond that, there is little we can or even should do concerning the attendance to the church. The success of the service is measured in the amount of worship and love that is present toward each other, toward God, and received from God.
Psalm 14:2 (KJV);
“The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.”
Psalm 75:1 (NLT);
“We thank you, O God!
We give thanks because you are near.
People everywhere tell of your mighty miracles.”
Acts 14:15 (KJV);
“And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:”
May God bless each and every one of you -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.