Stephen Brown, Marketplace Ministries, Inc.
One year ago tomorrow we witnessed a FULL Solar Eclipse. The next one is scheduled for 2024. A news camera showed a sign that read:
Prepare To Be Mooned. I was shocked when a reporter announced that special stadium seats at SIU sold for $10,000 for a two-minute experience. Spectators standing at Calvery’s Cross must have been amazed when the sun went black for several hours. FOX News coverage included an interview with a Bible teacher who quoted Acts 2:20, “In the last days, the sun will turn to darkness.”
Christian author and speaker Beth Moore told about her encounter at an airport. While waiting to board, she saw a man in a wheelchair who’s hair needed combing. She felt the Holy Spirit prompting her to comb his hair. She asked and the man agreed. With all eyes on her, she combed-out the tangles. When she was done, she ask him if he knew Jesus; he replied that he did. An airline attendant asked Beth why she did it; Beth answered, “Jesus, He’s so bossy!” At that point, the attendant accepted Jesus as her personal Savior. Acts 16:31, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved . . .”
Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the Lord with all your heart; lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.There’s some truth in the saying that men will not ask for directions. In our defense, let me point out that if we stop at a store, the clerk is most likely a foreigner, and doesn’t have a clue where we’re going. GPS (Global Position System) is truly a gift from God. The Holy Bible is our spiritual GPS, with directions that will safely guide us to our final destination. Jesus said, “I am the way”
A cemetery in Slovenia has introduced digital tombstones. Equipped with weather and vandal proof 48 inch screens, a sensor is alerted when someone stands in front of the grave-marker. Acrtivated with a cell phone app, a person can see pictures and videos on the screen. This gives new meaning to Hebrews 11:4 . . . he being dead still speaks. Just think, we could record our testimony to share with anyone stopping at our grave site. Tech On!
Proverbs 16:18, Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. When Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison for running a sixty-five billion dollar ponzi scheme, he publicly blamed his pride. Defined as self-importance, pride is opposed to the teaching of God. James 4:10, Humble yourselves before the Lord . . .” How is must please God to see His children putting the interest of others before themselves. Service before self.