Two weeks after I bought my new iPhone, it was “searching” for service at least once an hour. Three weeks after I bought it, it had “no service” ever. Four weeks after I bought it, I finally called my carrier. It turns out this particular model had a manufacturing defect that prevented it from reading the SIM card correctly.
Dear Jesus, I’m sorry about the cake. I know it’s your birthday, and you really deserved something nice. Especially since you’re the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. You should have had a professional cake and not this mess. I’d like to say it’s not my fault – the batter was inexplicably drier this year – but we both know that’s not the real reason. I was lazy and cut corners by not putting the waxed paper...
I’m sorry you haven’t heard from me in a while! I’ve had a hard time accessing my computer and finding time to write because of a dishwasher leak that ruined the floorboards in my kitchen. What was probably only a gallon of water led to the whole kitchen floor being torn up…
She leaned against the rail of the Speedwell, squinting to gain one last glimpse of her children before they disappeared on the horizon. The tears on her youngest’s face compelled her to go back, but it was too late. She reminded herself that she was doing this for them, that she would see them again, maybe in a year, in their new home.
It’s the same Shepherd.
The same Shepherd who leads me beside still waters also leads me through the valley of the shadow of death.
You know the Psalm, right? The one that starts out: “The LORD is my shepherd?” This Shepherd provides and leads well:
As we drove home from our church service on Sunday, I asked my kids what they had learned in Sunday school. They said their lesson was on Jacob and Esau and recounted a few key facts from the story.
Then my three-year-old asked: “Which one of them was rough and tough?”
If you could have any superpower, which one would you choose? Flying? Laser-vision? Invisibility? Or would you choose a more sophisticated ability:
Going back in time to fix your mistakes?
Making everyone around you happy?
Being in two places at once?
I would choose a super-computer for a brain. I would love to be able to predict all the possible outcomes for a given situation, factor in all the variables, and then choose the course of action that will produce the most desirable results.