Thursday, November 05, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday

Another crazy day has run it's course. I'll not bore you with all the details save to say that it was busy. My first task was talking to children in school - this is great fun especially when they let me sing songs with them and tell stories. I find children are really easy to engage especially when music and games are involved. In the two schools I was in today I was talking to them about the poem called "Footprints". If you don't know the poem and the story behind it, google it, and might you find it interesting. I was asked to talk about it and to relate the poem to the idea of compassion. It was interesting to see that the Bible does actually talk about God being with us through the tough times of life. 

Listen to this:

God says in Isaiah 43 that he would be with his people though the flood and through the fire. This is an amazing promise of the presence and power of God to sustain those who trust him through the greatest trauma's and crisises of life. 

In the famous Psalm, Psalm 23, the psalmist states 'yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me'. God promises His presence even when we are facing death or in sorrows that are associated with death. 

The last reference I discovered was in Hebrews 13:5. It is said that God will never leave or forsake those who trust Him. I guarantee that you couldn't get a better deal than that. 

No wonder I like talking to children about the bible. The world we live in is increasingly evil but I am glad to tell them of the hope that they can have in Jesus Christ.  He came into the world to save sinners. All you need to do to qualify for his blessing in salvation is to confess your sin (to him in prayer) and he will do what he says (he is faithful) and he will do it properly (he is just). That means he will forgive us and clean us from the charges that have been levelled against us. 

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