My 3 boys and I

December 16, 2007

Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10, Matthew 11:2-11

Filed under: faith — by my3boysandi @ 12:23 pm

These are the passages we studied today at church

Isaiah 35

Joy of the Redeemed

1 The desert and the parched land will be glad;
the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.
Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;
it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.
The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,
the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;
they will see the glory of the LORD,
the splendor of our God. 3 Strengthen the feeble hands,
steady the knees that give way;

4 say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, do not fear;
your God will come,
he will come with vengeance;
with divine retribution
he will come to save you.”

5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened
and the ears of the deaf unstopped.

6 Then will the lame leap like a deer,
and the mute tongue shout for joy.
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
and streams in the desert.

7 The burning sand will become a pool,
the thirsty ground bubbling springs.
In the haunts where jackals once lay,
grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.

8 And a highway will be there;
it will be called the Way of Holiness.
The unclean will not journey on it;
it will be for those who walk in that Way;
wicked fools will not go about on it. [a]

9 No lion will be there,
nor will any ferocious beast get up on it;
they will not be found there.
But only the redeemed will walk there,

10 and the ransomed of the LORD will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

James 5:7-10 (New International Version)

Patience in Suffering

7Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. 8You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. 9Don’t grumble against each other, brothers, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door! 10Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Matthew 11:2-11 (New International Version)

2When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples 3to ask him, “Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?”

4Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy[a]are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor. 6Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.”

7As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 8If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. 9Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10This is the one about whom it is written:
” ‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way before you.’[b] 11I tell you the truth: Among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

We might not have a physical disability but we all have fears. Fears can hinder us in much the same way a physical disability does. It can hold us back from doing things.

We can bring these disabilities and fears to God in prayer. God will answer us (this may in his own timing). This may be now or in the after life. A great promise I hold on to is that in heaven there is no more suffering, we will be whole.

Mr Wonderful sometimes gets upset about his disabilities. He has several.

We must be patient in the waiting for God to answer our prayers.

Gods timing is not always the same as ours.

God cares for us (and with us) where we are even in our “desert” place

HE GIVES US THE MEANS TO COPE

While we are awaiting our transformation we should pray and be patient – God knows best about all situations

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3 Comments »

  1. I enjoyed this.

    Comment by Denise — December 16, 2007 @ 4:37 pm |Reply

  2. indeed he does. He never gives us more than we can handle, even if sometimes we have to ask for help to cope.

    Comment by lovestitches — December 16, 2007 @ 8:40 pm |Reply

  3. thanks for visiting my friends

    Comment by my3boysandi — December 17, 2007 @ 6:19 am |Reply


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