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Sunday, March 25 2018 00:00

“Who has believed what he has heard from us?  And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?  For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.  He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.  Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.  But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”  Isaiah 53:1-6 ESV

Why would it have to be this way?

Because we have turned – every one – to his own way.

Therefore we, who have gone astray, must be shown the holy way, the living way, by the only One who could traverse the sin-cleansing way!

– Dale

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Sunday, March 18 2018 00:00

“The art of loving calls us to face up to whatever lies ahead, to face up to what is yet to come, to imagine how we will live in the face of what is not yet but will be, even and especially in the face of diminishment and death.  To risk face-to-face encounter with the other, to risk getting close enough to attend to the suffering, vulnerability, and pain we will see there and then to face up to what is yet to come in a shared future, is the dynamic of this art of loving.  To look at each other in theses ways involves more than just feeling the pain of the other and it prevents us from the knee-jerk reaction of offering shallow reassurances of improved well-being, and then going our way unchanged by the encounter.  By looking long and lovingly into the face of suffering, we might learn to really see by a love that knows how to really look.”  – Michael Downey

Looking long and deep we see beyond the surface, beyond the facades worn out of distrust and see – perhaps for the first time – the true self of the sufferer.  This persistent love is a holy art practiced only by those who are indwelt and changed by the Creator of this type of compassionate love!

Bear one another’s burdens armed with this limitless love!

– Dale

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Sunday, March 04 2018 00:00

“We are known by God:
Wholly, deeply.
God knows the best of us, the worst of us, the very parts we do not even understand about ourselves.  And in Jesus Christ, we learn to know and trust that such knowledge aims not at our undoing but our renewing, not at our condemnation but our restoration.  Set aside all fears of a God who waits to catch your every misstep.  Rest in the knowledge and grace of a God who seeks you for your good.”  — John Indermark

God desires good for you!  You are fearfully and wonderfully made.  You are uniquely made as well.  There will never be another you!  God did this because He seems to love variety, yes!  But also for the fact that being made differently we are each used differently.

My prayer is that you would allow the God that knows you intimately and has washed you throughly, to use you willingly for His glory!

God Bless You!
– Dale

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Sunday, March 11 2018 00:00

“‘No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends’ (John15:13).  With these words Jesus adds specificity to the commandment that His disciples should love one another as He has love them (John 15:12).  Soon this specificity will become disturbingly concrete as Jesus lays down His life on the menacing altar of His enemies, entering the unfathomable agony of physical torture and spiritual abandonment.  His ascent to Golgotha and descent into hell are culminating events in a life given wholly to the art of loving.”  – John S. Mogabgab

Jesus’s love for humanity is expressed in reality as He physically suffers at the hands of His executioners.  Bleeding in the dirt and dust as He strains toward His final piercing horror – He blazes a trail that all who would love Him must follow.

Do you wish to follow? . . . Then you must die.

Do you seek His love? . . . Then you must take up your cross.

Do you desire His presence? . . .  Then you must follow Him.

There is no other way!

– Dale

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Sunday, February 25 2018 00:00

Preparation Prayer for Resurrection Sunday:

“Here, O God, I pray for a realization of my condition in Your eyes.  Help me to see and know myself as You see and know me.  Give me clear insight into my relationship with You.  Let me know myself as You know me.  Give me assurance that I belong to You.  Remove from me those nagging doubts and needless fears that I may not be good enough to be numbered with the great company of heaven.  On the other hand, if I am living in separation from You, if I am more of a creature of evil than a child of God, O Great Physician, use Your convicting scalpel on me.  Perform within me the surgery necessary to heal me of all soul-sickness.  Christ, I abandon myself to You.  Do with me every necessary thing to assure my entrance into eternal life – and the heaven already prepared for me.”        – Norman Shawchuck

May we bathe one another in prayer as we prepare our hearts for the celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection!  Jesus Christ our Savior gave Himself for each of us . . . may we reciprocate – giving ourselves completely to Him!

– Dale

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