Hello. It’s been a while.
I liked this from Emma Scrivener. “God’s words versus mine. But Faith says ‘I am not my feelings.” Faith says, “Let it be to me according to Your word!” (Luke 1:38).”
Stephen McAlpine is first out of the gate with turning this news story into a sermon illustration.
When you throw a gospel stone into a pond the ripples can go beyond what we could ever expect. And if that can happen when a financial debt that would have taken twenty five years to pay off is wiped clean, imagine what can happen when a debt that we can never pay is wiped clean by the One who has eternal wealth beyond measure!
Sepehen Kneale is writing some good stuff. This one on dealing with sin.
In other words, we have to find the point of entry for the sins to which we are prone and lay the spiritual equivalent of ant powder to prevent it getting in. There comes a point at which, knowing we are tempted to certain besetting sins, we are dicing with death if we aren’t willing to inconvenience ourselves enough to stop falling into it. That is not to say you will necessarily never see that sin again – just as my laying ant powder doesn’t mean I will never see another ant inside my house – but it does make it that much less likely and evidences a desire to mortify it.
According to the Kickstarter campaign, “1.5 billion cotton swabs are produced every single day, and the average American uses 415 cotton swabs every year. In the U.K., damage is evident: For every 100 feet of beach, there are nine cotton swabs. Let’s make single-use cotton swabs a thing of the past!”
This sort of ridiculous example of incredible human ingenuity and creativity is what the internet was made for.