Saturday, November 26, 2011

Egypt: Chariots or Cars?

Thanksgiving is over and done! Black Friday arrived and I went to the King Tut exhibit (OK, who still thinks of Steve Martin when they hear or read the words King Tut?) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. It is a wonderful exhibit by the way.

A young boy asked his grandmother if there were still Egyptians, she replied yes there are and explained Egypt is a modern country. He then asked if Egyptians still had chariots or had made it to cars yet. She assured him there were cars and trucks in Egypt. It was nice seeing grandmother and grandson enjoy their time together; his curiosity - her wisdom, young and old hand in hand.

Thinking of the young boy reminds me of Jesus' words from Mark 10:13-15

People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

As Christians we want to remember we are God's children and we need God's wisdom.

I hope your holiday season is filled with child like wonder and you receive wisdom from heaven.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving & Advent

I have not blogged in a while for various reasons, one being I was knee deep in the Book of Ephesians for 8 weeks. It seems as if a myriad of seasons have passed since my last blog post. At least in my area the season of extreme heat is gone and we are experiencing traces of fall here and there.

I am astounded Thanksgiving is day after tomorrow and Advent begins Sunday. I certainly hope the turkey thaws in time, I forgot to transfer it from the freezer to the refrigerator last night.

I am so thankful for many things this year which has been a hard year in many ways but filled with so many God moments and answered prayers.

I pray your Thanksgiving is a wonderful day and we remain focused on our Heavenly Father and the gift of His Son as opposed to the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.