Everything I have seen belongs to this one galaxy. There are hundreds more beyond our own. Maybe thousands...some much larger than ours.
Insight for Today
Written by Chuck Swindoll, these encouraging devotional thoughts are published seven days per week.
How much better to invite the living, all-knowing Lord to show you ways to make the coming years much better than the years before! To allow you to become better, as well as older.
There’s a TV ad for a first-aid ointment that says, “Stop hurting...start healing.” Another offers a bandage that takes the “ouch” away. That’s good counsel. Let’s be gentle and sensitive when we are touching the tender feelings of others.
Wisely labelled “the saving virtue,” tact graces a life like fragrance graces a rose. One whiff of those red petals erases any memory of the thorns.
Few characteristics are more contagious, more magnetic. I’m convinced that one of the reasons God gives us so many personal promises in His Word is to stir up our enthusiasm—to build a bonfire in the steam-room of our souls.
We simply cannot find a substitute for the family. God planned it that way. Nothing on earth comes close to the benefits derived from relationships revolving around our roots. Nothing.
Enthusiasm is powerful stuff. And it isn’t important only to magicians and performers but also to ordinary folks like you and me...and to our God.
Are you an eagle-type, soaring to heights beyond your peers? Do you find yourself bored with the maintenance of the machinery...yawning through the review of the rules...restless to cut a new swath...excited rather than intimidated by the risks? Don’t expect pats on the back or great waves of applause. Not today.
Looking back, we laud those who refused to take no for an answer. We quote them with gusto. We even name our children after them.
“I want to know Him. I also want to model the power outflowing from His Resurrection. And I certainly want to be continually transformed into His likeness... which requires accepting my share of suffering.”