bye bye, sis.

your flight’s tomorrow…  i’ll see you later when you drop by to get your Bible.  i just read this from the navs digest and i thought of what you’ve been through.

Our First Priority

Today’s Scripture: Colossians 3:1-4
Read it online at the Bible Gateway: (NIV) (NASB) (KJV) (The Message)

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. – Psalm 84:11

Several years ago, our local paper reported a car accident on U.S. Highway 24 near Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. The car had plummeted 323 feet down an embankment, rolling over twice, according to the state patrol. Our son Randy was admitted to Penrose Hospital with a broken foot and shoulder injuries.

As soon as we were notified, we left for the hospital emergency room. After they set the bone in his foot and got his foot in a cast, we all went home. None of us slept very well that night. We were a bit shaken over the ordeal, but our number-one inclination was to praise the Lord that no one was seriously hurt. The foot healed, the cast came off, and our household returned to normal. Well, almost normal.

That winter Randy, who loved to ski, hung up his skis, poles, and boots and didn’t touch them again that entire ski season. Finally, he talked about it. Skiing had become his life. He had put it first above anything else. Time on the slopes meant far more to him than time with the Lord. Through the accident, the Lord had reminded him of this. He accepted the rebuke and recommitted his life to the Lord and decided for that year, at least, skiing had to go.

It is so easy to get wrapped up in some activity, possession, or person, and thereby squeeze the Lord out of our lives. How about it? Are you putting anything before God? If so, deal with it now. Confess it to the Lord, turn to Him with a repentant spirit, and recommit your life to Him.

i almost lost you then.  now you’re leaving again (and kuya don arrived yesterday).  will be praying for your safety.  God bless!


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