Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday's Thought!

"Leaf on Pond"
(C) Allen Pearson

Have You Accepted His Gift?
by Jack Graham, PowerPoint Ministries

"For the wages of sin is death,
but the free gift of God is eternal life
 in Christ Jesus our Lord."

- Romans 6:23

If you’re a professional baseball player these days, you can get into the Hall of Fame by hitting about three out of ten balls successfully. And sadly, this is how a lot of people think about their sin. They think everything’s fine as long as they’re hitting a good batting average with God.

But God doesn’t look at our sin through human eyes. Otherwise, there would be no need for Good Friday or Easter.

Sin is a big deal to God because it violates his holiness. It requires a righteous judgment. It demands a payment because as today’s verse says, “the wages of sin is death.”

When you look at the cross, you see what God thinks about sin. And God said that sin is so tragic, so terrible, and so wrong that it demands a payment. It’s a payment he sent in the form of his Son, Jesus Christ, who was put to death on the cross for your sin and mine.

But here’s the good news of the cross, and the good news of Easter: Jesus Christ died on the cross on Good Friday, but he rose again on Easter Sunday!

Jesus went to the cross to die, but now you and I go the cross to live. The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Have you accepted his gift?

To learn more about God's Plan for your life, please visit PowerPoint Ministries with Jack Graham, New Life in Christ.

Devotion used by written permission of PowerPoint Ministries with Jack Graham.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Railroad Photography! "Canadian Pacific Leads the Freight"

"Canadian Pacific Leads the Freight"
(C) Allen Pearson
One of my favorite aspects of railfanning is seeing what is sometimes referred to as "foreign power." When I first heard the term, I thought they meant a train from a European or Asian country or the locomotive was built there. Obviously, a train could not come to the USA from anywhere overseas. It could mean Canada or Mexico though.  Basically, it was neither.

"Foreign Power" means the locomotive is from another railroad like a Union Pacific locomotive powering a train on Norfolk Southern rails Or CSX doing the same. And vice versa. Though in this image, the train is being led by a locomotive from another country, Canada, it is being led by a foreign railroad too- Canadian Pacific. To see it, was exciting.

The "Canadian Pacific Leads the Freight" is available on printed products including traditional quality archival papers you can frame, metal, canvas, standouts, posters, and notecards. To learn more, please visit my Railroad Photography Gallery.

If you are interested in other products, like coffee mugs and journals, please email me from my website.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday's Words! Encouragement from God's Word

Scripture Graphic
(C) Allen Pearson

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,
singing psalms, and hymns and spiritual songs, 
with thankfulness in your hearts to God."

- Colossians 3:16, ESV