“Return to your own house,
and tell what great things God has done for you.
And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city
what great things Jesus had done for him.
LORD Jesus, we praise You for all that You are doing for us in our lives. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we are turning aside and taking a glance at others—what they look like, how much money and things they are having, and all that they have accomplished in this world. Remind us, precious LORD Jesus, that You are the Owner of it all. Hallelujah! Help us to be content with what we have been blessed with. Enable us so that we will make You our Strength, and guide us in telling others what You have done—and what You are still doing—for us. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.
Our car was in need of a few repairs, so I drove it to a workshop in a nearby village yesterday. The weather forecast has not been great, and so I prayed for God to bless my little half-day-trip. Praise the LORD, I was able to take the dogs along, and, after dropping off the car at the garage, the doggies and I went for a long walk to the local beach.
As we were walking on the sidewalk toward the beach I kept stopping to take a few pictures of some of the signs that had been put up a while ago. Each one of them tells its visitors of places of interest nearby. The visitor gets to read a paragraph and looks at a drawing of a supposedly historical site. I thought, “How much of this really happened or looked like what the sign is revealing about it?”
The stories were interesting, though, and a joy to read.
“What would that sign look like that is telling the story of Christ the LORD and all the things He has done for His people?” I wondered, and, “Would people stop—take the time—to read it?
We continued our walk and finally arrived at the beach. The doggies, of course, had an amazing time of running and competing in who is the fastest dog. They knew the place well, very well—because, for eight years, we had lived only a stone throw away from it.
The doggies miss living so close to the coastline; and so do we. I have fond memories of walking the dogs at this beach, and I used to scribble into the sand, take photos, and share my findings with others. Yes, I did so yesterday, too. Here is a picture—and a question—for you:
Tell someone what great things God has made and what He has done for you today.