All Men and All Girls
Power of Prayer
A preacher and a cab driver die at the same time. At the gates of Heaven, Saint Peter hands the preacher a small set of white wings, then hands the cabby a large set of gold wings.
"Why," the preacher asks, "does that cabby get gold wings?"
Saint Peter says, "While you were preaching, people were sleeping. While he was driving, people were praying!"
There was a religious lady that had to do a lot
of traveling for her business, so naturally she did a lot of flying. Flying made her
extremely nervous, so she always took her Bible along with her to read since it helped
relax her on the long flights.
The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor. The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything.
Naked, And Afraid
A new pastor moved into town and went out one Saturday to visit his parishioners. All went well until he came to one house. It was obvious that someone was home, but no one came to the door even after he had knocked several times. Finally, he took out his card, wrote on the back, "Revelation 3:20", and stuck it in the door.
The next day, as he was counting the offering he found his card in the collection plate. Below his message was notation, "Genesis 3:10".
Revelation 3:20 reads: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me."
Genesis 3:10 reads: "And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked."
Praise the Lord!
An elderly lady was well-known for her faith and or her boldness in talking about it. She would stand on her front porch and shout, "PRAISE THE LORD!" Next door to her lived an atheist who would get so angry at her proclamations that he would shout, "There ain't no Lord!"
Hard times set in on the elderly lady, and she prayed for God to send her some assistance. She stood on her porch and shouted, "PRAISE THE LORD! God, I need food. I am having a hard time. Please, Lord, send me some groceries."
The next morning, the lady went out on her porch and noted a large bag of groceries and shouted, "PRAISE THE LORD!"
The neighbor jumped from behind a bush and said, "HA...HA. I told you there was no Lord! I bought those groceries, myself! God didn't!"
The lady started jumping up and down and clapping her hands and saying, "PRAISE THE LORD! He not only sent me groceries, but He made the Devil pay for them! PRAISE THE LORD!"
Life In The Monastery
Brother Baku entered the 'Monastery of Silence' and the Head Friar said, "Welcome Brother, this is a silent monastery. You are welcome here as long as you like, but you may not speak until I direct you to do so."
Brother Baku lived in the monastery for 5 years before the Head Friar said to him: "Brother Baku, you have been here 5 years now, you may speak two words."
Brother Baku said, "Hard Bed."
"I'm sorry to hear that," the Head Friar said. "We will get you a better bed."
After another 5 years, Brother Baku was called by the Head Friar. "You may say another two words, Brother Baku."
"Cold food," said Brother Baku, and the Head Friar assured him that the food would be better in the future.
On his 15th anniversary at the monastery, the Head Friar summoned Brother Baku to hear his allowed two words.
"I quit," said Brother Baku.
"It is probably best," said the Head Friar. "You've done nothing but complain since you've been here."
I Was Warned!
A new preacher had just begun his sermon. He was a little nervous, and about ten minutes into the talk his mind went blank. He remembered some advice they gave him in seminary school for when a situation like this arose -- repeat your last point. Often this will help you remember what should come next. So he gave it a try.
"Behold, I come quickly," he said. Still his mind was blank. So he tried again, "Behold, I come quickly!" Still nothing. He tried once more, this time with so much vehemence that he tripped over his microphone wire and fell off the stage, right into the lap of a little old lady in the front row.
The young preacher was very embarrassed and tried to apologize, and the woman replied, "That's all right, young man. It was my fault...I should have gotten out of the way. You told me three times you were coming!"
The Lord's Army
A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands. He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside.
The Pastor said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!"
My friend replied, "I'm already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor."
Pastor questioned, "How come I don't see you except at Christmas and Easter?"
He whispered back, "I'm in the secret service."
The 23rd Psalm
In his beautiful book, I Shall Not Want, Robert Ketchum tells of a Sunday School teacher who asked her group of children if anyone could quote the entire Twenty-third Psalm. A golden-haired, four-and-a-half- year-old girl was among those who raised their hands.
A bit skeptical, the teacher asked if she could really quote the entire psalm. The little girl came to the rostrum, faced the class, made a perky little bow, and said: "The Lord is my shepherd, that's all I want." She bowed again and went and sat down. That may well be the greatest interpretation ever heard.
The Preacher and The Song Leader
There was a church where the preacher and the song leader were not getting
along, This began to spill over into the worship service. One week the preacher preached
on commitment, and how we should dedicate ourselves to service. The song leader then led
the song; I Shall Not Be
Is The Packaging Important To You?
A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.
As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box.
Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold. Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, "With all your money you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.
Many years passed and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day.
Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.
When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. His father had carefully underlined a verse, Matt 7:11, "And if ye, being evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Heavenly father which is in heaven, give to those who ask Him?"
As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words
... PAID IN FULL.
B I B L E
A father was approached by his small son, who told him confidently,
"I know what the Bible means!"
The preacher walked into a pub and said to the first man he met, "Do you want to go to heaven?"
The man said, "I sure do ."
The preacher said, "Leave this pub right now!"
He then approached a second man. "Do you want to got to heaven?"
"Certainly, ," was the man's reply.
"Then leave this den of Satan!" said the Preacher
The preacher then walked up to O'Toole and asked, "Do you want to go to heaven?"
O'Toole replied: "No, I don't ."
The preacher looked him right in the eye and said, "You mean to tell me that when you die you don't want to go to heaven?"
O'Toole smiled, "Oh, when I die? Yes, Preacher! I thought you were getting a group together to go right now!"
The young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer. "Lord, I can't go on," he said. "I have too heavy a cross to bear."
The Lord replied, "My son, if you can't bear its weight, just place your cross
inside this room. Then, open that other door and pick out any cross you wish."
"I'd like that one, Lord," he whispered.
And the Lord replied, " My son, that is the cross you just brought in."
When life's problem seems overwhelming, it helps to look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself far more fortunate than you imagined.
Church Bulletin Bloopers
1) Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles, and other items to be recycled.
Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
Still More Church Bulletin Bloopers
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the
addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Free Trip to heaven. Details Inside!
Come in and pray today. Beat the Christmas
Come work for the Lord. The work is hard,
the hours are long and the pay is low. But the retirement benefits are out of this
Couldn't Stop Preaching!
The minister had just had all of his remaining
teeth pulled and new dentures were being made.
Dont Shove Me!
A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could to get to Sunday School. As she ran she prayed. "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late. Dear Lord, please don't let me be late"....
All of the sudden, she tripped and fell, getting her clothes dirty. She got up, brushed herself off and started running again, praying, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late...but, DON'T SHOVE ME ANYMORE, I AM RUNNING AS FAST AS I CAN!"
When I was little, my mother used to
sew a great deal. I would sit at her knee and, looking up from the floor, ask what she was
doing. She informed me that she was embroidering.
An elderly man (about 71) lay dying in his
bed. In death's agony, he suddenly smelled
the aroma of his favorite chocolate chip cookies wafting up the stairs.
The aged and withered hand, shakily made its way to a cookie at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked with a spatula by his wife.
"Stay out of those," she said, "they're for the funeral."
Hot, And Waiting
It's wise to remember how easily email --
this wonderful technology -- can be misused, sometimes unintentionally, with serious
Just got checked in. Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow.
P.S. Sure is hot down here.
Kids in Church
A little boy was in a relative's wedding. As he was coming down the aisle he would take two steps, stop, and turn to the crowd (alternating between bride's side and groom's side). While facing the crowd, he would put his hands up like claws and roar. So it went, step, step, ROAR, step, step, ROAR all the way down the aisle.
As you can imagine, the crowd was near tears from laughing so hard by the time he reached the pulpit. The little boy, however, was getting more and more distressed from all the laughing, and was also near tears by the time he reached the pulpit. When asked what he was doing, the child sniffed and said, "I was being the Ring Bear."
A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, and looked at the old pages as he turned them. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible, and he picked it up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that had been pressed in between the pages.
"Mommy, look what I found," the boy called out.
"What have you got there, dear?" his mother asked. With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered:
"I think it's Adam's suit!"
Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old
brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud.
Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old brother Joel were sitting together in church. Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud.
Finally, his big sister had enough. "You're not supposed to talk out loud in
Finally, his big sister had enough. "You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."
"Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked.
"Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked.
Angie pointed to the
back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door? They're hushers."
Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, "See those two men standing by the door? They're hushers."
One Sunday in a Midwest city a young child was "acting up" during the morning worship hour. The parents did their best to maintain some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle. Finally the father picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on his way out. Just before reaching the safety of the foyer the little one called loudly to the congregation, "Pray for me! Pray for me!"
And this particular four-year-old prayed: "And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."
During the minister's prayer one Sunday, there was a loud whistle from one of the back pews. Gary's mother was horrified. She pinched him into silence, and after church, asked: "Gary, whatever made you do such a thing?"
Gary answered soberly: "I asked God to teach me to whistle...and He just then did!"
One night Mike's parents overheard this prayer. "Now I lay me down to rest, and hope to pass tomorrow's test, if I should die before I wake, that's one less test I have to take."
A little boy was overheard praying: "Lord, if You can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it. I'm having a real good time like I am!"
At the beginning of a children's sermon, one girl came up to the altar wearing a beautiful dress. As the children were sitting down around the pastor, the pastor leans over and says to the girl, "That is a very pretty dress. Is it your Easter dress?" The girl replies almost directly into the pastor's clip-on mike, "Yes, sir.... and my Mom says it's a real bi_ch to iron."
One Sunday morning, the preacher noticed little Alex was staring up at the large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church building. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.
The seven-year old had been staring at the plaque for some time, so the preacher walked up, stood beside the boy, and said quietly, "Good morning, Alex."
"Good morning," replied the young man, still focused on the plaque. "Brother McGhee, what is this?" Alex asked.
"Well, son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service."
Soberly, they stood together, staring at the large plaque. Little Alex's voice was barely audible when he asked, "Which service, Sunday morning, or Sunday evening?"
A newly appointed young preacher was
contacted by the local funeral director to hold a graveside service at a small country
A newly appointed young preacher was
contacted by the local funeral director to hold a graveside service at a small country
After the revival had concluded, the three pastors were discussing the results with one another.
The Methodist minister said, "The revival worked out great for us! We gained 4 new families."
The Baptist preacher said, "We did better than that! We gained 6 new families."
The Presbyterian pastor said, "Well, we did even better than that! We got rid of our 10 biggest trouble makers!"
Adam and Eve had an ideal marriage. He didn't have to hear about all the men she could have married, and she didn't have to hear about the way his mother cooked.
An elderly woman died last month. Having never married, she requested no male pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she wrote, "They wouldn't take me out while I was alive, I don't want them to take me out when I'm dead."
A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?" He said, "Call for backup."
A funeral home contains the best friends that an individual has--you can be sure that they will be the last ones to let you down!
A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"
Annie replied, "Because people are sleeping."
A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small child replied: "They couldn't get a baby-sitter."
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor thy father and thy mother," she asked "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?" Without missing a beat one little boy answered, "Thou shall not kill."
At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs.
Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and said, "Johnny what is the matter?"
Little Johnny responded, "I have a pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife!"
A very dirty little fellow came in from playing in the yard and asked his mother, "Who am I"
Ready to play the game she said, "Now, let me see...I don't know! Who are you?"
"WOW!" cried the child.
"Mrs. Johnson was right! She said I was so dirty, my own mother wouldn't recognize me!"
A wise schoolteacher sends this note to all parents on the first day of school: "If you promise not to believe everything your child says happens at school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at home."
One day, after a near eternity in the Garden of Eden, Adam calls out to God, "Lord, I have a problem."
"What's the problem, Adam?", God replies.
"Lord, I know you created me and have provided for me and surrounded me with this beautiful garden and all of these wonderful animals, but I'm just not happy."
"Why is that, Adam?", comes the reply from the heavens.
"Lord, I know you created this place for me, with all this lovely food and all of the beautiful animals, but I am lonely."
"Well Adam, in that case I have the perfect solution. I shall create a 'woman' for you."
"What's a 'woman', Lord?"
"This 'woman' will be the most intelligent, sensitive, caring, and beautiful creature I have ever created. She will be so intelligent that she can figure out what you want before you want it. She will be so sensitive and caring that she will know your every mood and how to make you happy. Her beauty will rival that of the heavens and earth. She will unquestioningly care for your every need and desire. She will be the perfect companion for you", replies the heavenly voice.
"She will be, but this is going to cost you, Adam."
"How much will this 'woman' cost me Lord?", Adam replies.
"She'll cost you your right arm, your right leg, an eye, and an ear."
Adam ponders this for some time, with a look of deep thought and concern on his face. Finally, Adam says to God, "Well, then, what can I get for a rib?"
More About The Little Ones
A little girl became restless as the preacher's sermon dragged on and on. Finally, she leaned over to her mother and whispered, "Mommy, if we give him the money now, will he let us go?"
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Three boys are in the schoolyard bragging about their fathers. The first boy says, "My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem, they give him $50."
The second boy says, "That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a song, they give him $100."
The third boy says, "I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a sermon. And it takes eight people to collect all the money!"
There is the story of a pastor who got up
one Sunday and announced to his congregation: "I have good news and bad
news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building
program. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets,"
"Energy efficient vehicle. Runs on oats and
grass. Caution: Do not step on exhaust."
Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump.
"Preacher," said the young man, "sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip."
The minister chuckled, "I know what you
mean. It's the same in my business."
When he returned, he found a citation from
a police officer along with this note. "I've circled this block for 10
years. If I don't give you a ticket, I'll lose my job. LEAD US NOT INTO
Her daughter answered "Don't be scared, you'll get your quilts."
Needless to say, mom was perplexed.
Later in the day, the Pastor
He said "Be not afraid, thy comforter is
"Is there anything breakable in here?" asked the postal clerk. "Only the Ten Commandments," answered the lady.
These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services:
The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'
Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care much about you.
Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.
At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done.
The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Baptist Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.
The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last Sunday: 'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours.'
Plant three rows of squash:
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash criticism
3. Squash indifference
Plant seven rows of peas:
Plant seven heads of lettuce:
1. Let us be unselfish and loyal
2. Let us be faithful to duty
3. Let us search the scriptures
4. Let us not be weary in well doing
5. Let us be obedient in all things
6. Let us be truthful
7. Let us love one another
No garden is complete without turnips:
1. Turn up for church
2. Turn up for meetings, in prayer, and Bible study
3. Turn up with a smile, even when things are difficult
4. Turn up with determination to do your best in God's service
After planting, may you grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18) And may you reap rich results.
Make sure your garden gets plenty of exposure to the SON!
Old Lady & The Tract Boy
Every Sunday afternoon, after the morning service at their church, the Pastor and his eleven year old son would go out into their town and hand out Gospel Tracts.
This particular Sunday afternoon, as it came time for the Pastor and his son to go to the streets with their tracts, it was very cold outside as well as pouring down rain. The boy bundled up in his warmest and driest clothes and said, "Okay, dad, I'm ready."
His Pastor dad asked, "Ready for what ?"
"Dad, it's time we gather our tracts together and go out."
Dad responded, "Son, it's very cold outside and it's pouring down rain."
The boy gave his dad a surprised look, asking, "But Dad, aren't people still going to Hell, even though it's raining?"
Dad answered, "Son, I am not going out in this weather."
Despondently, the boy asked, "Dad, can I go? Please?"
His father hesitated for a moment then said, "Son, you can go. Here are the tracts; be careful, son."
"Thanks, Dad!!!" And with that, he was off and out into the rain.
This eleven year old boy walked the streets of the town going door to door and handing everybody he met in the street a Gospel Tract. After two hours of walking in the rain, he was soaking, bone-chilled wet, and down to his very last tract. He stopped on a corner and looked for someone to hand a tract to, but the streets were totally deserted.
Then he turned toward the first home he saw and started up the sidewalk to the front door and rang he door bell. He rang the bell, but nobody answered. He rang it again and again, but still no one answered. He waited but still no answer. Finally, this eleven year old trooper turned to leave, but something stopped him. Again, he turned to the door and rang the bell and knocked loudly on the door with his fist. He waited, something holding him there on the front porch. He rang again, and this time the door slowly opened.
Standing in the doorway was a very sad-looking elderly lady. She softly asked, " What can I do for you, son?"
With radiant eyes and a smile that lit up her world, this little boy said, "Ma'am, I'm sorry if I disturbed you, but I just want to tell you that Jesus really does love you, and I came to give you my very last Gospel Tract which will tell you all about Jesus and His great love." With that, he handed her his last tract, and turned to leave.
She called to him as he departed. "Thank you, son! And God bless you!"
Well, the following Sunday morning in church, Pastor Dad was in the pulpit. As the service began, he asked, " Does anybody have a testimony or want to say anything?" Slowly, in the back row of the church building, an elderly lady stood to her feet.
As she began to speak, a look of glorious radiance came from her face as she, "No one in this church knows me. I've never been here before. You see, before last Sunday I did not believe in Christ. My husband passed on some time ago, leaving me totally alone in this world.
"Last Sunday, being a particularly cold and rainy day, it was even more so in my heart that I came to the end of the line where I no longer had any hope or will to live. So I took a rope and a chair and ascended the stairway into the attic of my home. I fastened the rope securely to a rafter in the roof, then stood on the chair and fastened the other end of the rope around my neck.
"Standing on that chair, so lonely and brokenhearted, I was about to leap off, when suddenly the loud ringing of my doorbell downstairs startled me. I thought, 'I'll wait a minute, and whoever it is will go away.' I waited and waited, but the ringing doorbell seemed to get louder and more insistent, and then the person ringing also started knocking loudly. I thought to myself again, 'Who on earth could this be?! Nobody ever rings my bell or comes to see me.' I loosened the rope from my neck and started for the front door, all the while the bell rang louder and louder.
"When I opened the door and looked, I could hardly believe my eyes, for there on my front porch was the most radiant and angelic little boy I had ever seen in my life. His smile, oh, I could never describe it to you!! And the words that came from his mouth caused my heart, that had long been dead, to leap to life, as he exclaimed with a cherub-like voice, 'Ma'am, I just came to tell you that Jesus really does love you!' Then he gave me this Gospel Tract that I now hold in my hand.
"As the little angel disappeared back out into the cold and rain, I closed my door and read slowly every word of this Gospel Tract. Then I went up to my attic to get my rope and chair. I wouldn't be needing them any more.
"You see, since the address of your church was on the back of this Gospel Tract, I have come here to personally say 'Thank you' to God's little angel who came just in the nick of time and, by so doing, spared my soul from eternity in hell."
There were now no dry eyes in the church. And as shouts of praise and honor to the King resounded off the very rafters of the building, Pastor Dad descended from the pulpit to the front pew where the little angel was seated. He took his son in his arms and sobbed uncontrollably.
Probably no church has had a more glorious moment, and probably this universe has never seen a Papa that was more filled with love & honor for his son --except for one. This Father also allowed His Son to go out into a cold and dark world. He received His Son back with joy unspeakable, and as all of heaven shouted praises and honor to the King, The Father set His beloved Son on a throne far above all principality and power and every name that is named.
There may be someone reading this who is also going through a dark, cold, lonely time in his or her soul. You may even be a Christian, for we are not without problems, or you may not yet know the King. Whatever the case and whatever the problem or situation you find yourself in, and no matter how dark it may seem, I want you to know that I just came to tell you that Jesus really does love you.
May the Love and Grace and Mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ be yours this day!