Pastors Corner 11-25-2012
The answer to last weeks riddle was Jared and he lived to be nine hundred and sixty two years old. It is Thanksgiving as I set down to write this weeks pastor’s corner. I thought that I would set down and make a simple list of things that I was thankful for. This proved to be a more difficult task than I had imagined. I have a good house, car, and a truck, but although I am thankful for them they were not even closed to being at the top of my list. It is not material things that I am the most thankful for; it is relationships with God, church, friends, family and how that they work together to bring true joy into my life. Material things can be bought everyday, but relationships take time to development and get better everyday. A close relationship with God makes the other relationships much better in our lives. Jesus taught us (Mathew chapter 6) that looking beyond the literal/material things and seeking after God will bring us life’s true treasures.
Pastors Corner 11-18-2012
The answer to last weeks riddle was Zacchaeus. Here are some clues to another bible person. If you get this one without looking it up give yourself a big woo who, because I don’t think that I could have gotten it without looking it up. I am the sixth person in the linage of Christ to Adam. I was alive and most likely talked with Adam, Cain, Seth, Enos, Enoch, Lamech, and Noah, because they were all my kin. My father had me when he was sixty-five years old and I had my first son at the age of one hundred and sixty two years old. My grandson, Methuselah was the oldest person to ever live and I was the second oldest person to ever live. Who am I and how long did I live?
I received the following email from my mom this evening about my Aunt Priscilla:
“I just wanted to let you know I stopped by to see Priss last night … I was amazed at how well she’s doing. She’s sitting up in bed and as clear as a bell in her mind. She’s eating food again and the only thing she’s getting by IV are nutrients and pain meds. They are talking of letting her go home next week…. She still is very weak in her legs and has trouble walking but this is an amazing improvement. She said that one of her doctors said her cancer is not as bad as they at first thought and once she gets her full strength built up and her system is stronger they are going to start chemo. She is a miracle and the doctors have told her that. Thank everyone for their prayers and good thoughts. She is not out of the woods yet but this is quite something considering last week she was almost dead. Miracles do still happen.”
What a wonderful report! Please keep my aunt and her family in your prayers; God is still answering our pleas and this is proof of it!