Monthly Archives: April 2012
ridin’ trains, drinkin’ coffee and askin’ questions… and a good bit of prayin’ too…
This pic and quote from an Economist blog post that we flying persons should read…
“It’s not 1960. Commercial air travel is not fun. A sweaty packet of cheese may be offered as a light meal. When babies cry on aeroplanes, they are often just saying what we’re all thinking. That being the case, the best response to a screaming baby on the plane is a stoical one: here’s a chance to practice your patience and gin up your karma. Even if you’ve never been a crying baby or had a crying baby, all of us are a nuisance at some point or another.”
To read the rest of these excellent thoughts on air travel CLICK HERE
Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:24ff, ESV)
Its okay to doubt, its okay to ask questions, God is big enough to meet you in them as He did Thomas.
Thank you, oh God, for your unfailing love and your never ending mercy. You have brought your plan of redemption to its fullness, for this I am grateful. You have risen Lord Jesus! Hallelujah! Thank you for your sacrifice and for overcoming the grave so that I can live. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour, have mercy on me, the sinner.
But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” And they remembered his words, (Luke 24:1-8 ESV)