Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter, And Christ's Last Physical Healing

Liney and I would really like to wish you and your family a Happy Easter this year!

Like me, aren't you grateful for the cross and the empty tomb? What a generous loving God!

Liney and I have mainly been busy working, doing house repairs …normal maintenance stuff, studying and visiting with some of our friends lately. Last night we had a romantic date out at Old Warsaw in Uptown Dallas. Thank you Al!

We're trusting the Lord for more grace and more specific guidance so we can make the best use of our time for Him ..ya know, be in the right place at the right time doing (and even saying the right things when it's good to do that, rather than the wrong things as that is so easy for me to do).

We've both enjoyed a lot of peace around our home and we are always grateful for that, but I'm also concerned often about where we can be most effective in the future. Yup, please do pray for us and our boys so we can have wisdom and be in God's direct will. We would be glad to pray for you as well. I have received some speaking invitations lately and I'm grateful.

The weather has been like perfect here in Dallas and the nearby pool water has been really nice too.

What have you been up to?

Here is a Holiday Devo that hopefully might encourage you some…

The Last Physical Healing

"'Stop! No more of this.' And He touched his ear and healed him." —Jesus, Luke 22:51, nasb

Do you know when and where the last physical healing of Jesus' earthly ministry took place?

It happened on the night before Good Friday. It was just before that kangaroo court assembled to judge the ultimate Judge, yes, before that scene with all that uber-bogus jurisprudence in Jerusalem. It was the day before the sinless Son of God walked up the hill to Calvary with a cross on His back for the darkest day in all of history.

Can you imagine what a shock it must have been for the disciples to see how hypocrite-Judas, their so called "partner in ministry" would rather kiss than cleave! It's always sad to see someone needlessly bail. 

How baffled they all must have felt in all that confusion and mayhem of that night. What a let down for "the "God-squad" who must have felt totally outraged when Jesus was being arrested, like sure, let's throw down right here and right now. Let's take decisive action ..perhaps even engage a bloody battle to make things just return to normal!

You remember hearing the old Easter story and about how we are to appropriate the benefits of Christ's cross don't you? You remember what led up to that dark day and how Jesus physically was raised from the dead ..right? This is a good time to review what really historically happened! 

The Word says, "When the other disciples saw what was about to happen, they exclaimed, 'Lord, should we fight? We brought the swords!'" (Lk. 22:49-51, nlt).

What happened next? Read more 

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