Thursday, February 23, 2017

Timeless Thursday! The Burning Bush

"The Burning Bush!"
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Several years ago now, I went to the Meadowland Botanical Gardens for a photography class with one of my favorite photographers.

As I came around the corner of the Visitor's Center to the garden area, I saw these bright colored blooms, which I later determined as berries, coming up from the snow bank.  Intrigued, as it made me think of Moses and the Burning Bush, I took a walk over to the area where this bush was growing.  It still looked like a burning bush though I have no idea what type of bush it was.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday's Words

(C) Allen Pearson

"Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life."

- Proverbs 4:23

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday's Thought - Valentine's Day

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With Valentine’s Day this past week it’s a great reminder that I have been blessed with in this life is love. My parents loved me, sometimes my brother did- it depended on whatever was going on at the moment- my grandparents loved me, my aunts and uncles did too. Everyone loved me though I wasn’t always aware of that growing up- not because they didn’t express it many times over.

When I was just a young spat, back when we used stone tablets and chisels to write with, my parents and church family taught me about God’s Love for me. God loves me more than I could ever express in an article. God loves you too. It’s the greatest gift man could ever be given.

As I grew up, I began to understand, somewhat - as I am not a theologian or Bible scholar, God’s Love for me. I became a Christian at any early age and followed Him throughout my life. I am not perfect and this isn’t without many goofs on my part either. Now, some 50 years later or so, I look back and see many blessings that God provided to me over the years without my asking- it was out of His Love for me.

This doesn’t mean that I’ve had a perfect, no problem life. Quite the contrary. But, as I look back through the struggles and rough times, I can see where God directed my life in ways which were the best for me. There’s no way I could have planned my career, marriage, and other life events like God did and is still doing. I am amazed at His Love for me. You can find the same Love.

God gave his Son for us so we can have eternal life in heaven with Him. He made the ultimate sacrifice of love- giving His only Son, as written in:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son,
that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."
- John 3:16, (ESV)

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Christian or God's Gift of Love, please read through this graphic. 

(C) Allen Pearson
For more information, to learn even more, please visit Peace With God.

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