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What Gift Has God Given You?
« on: November 09, 2011, 09:37:07 PM »
What Gift Has God Given You?
2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
I recently read a powerful story about a Dutch pastor and his family who had been hiding Jewish people in their home during the World War II. One night, they heard the sound of heavy boots and the loud impatient knocking on the door. They were arrested and loaded into a cattle car. All night long, the pastor and his family rode along in anguish, knowing they were being taken to one of Hitler’s concentration camps only to be separated from each other and likely killed.
Finally, the train stopped. The doors of the cattle car were opened. They were marched out and lined up beside the railroad tracks. But then something very strange happened. They discovered that they were not in a death camp at all — they weren’t even in Germany!
During the night a courageous employee risked his life and purposely tripped a switch which sent the train of prisoners to Switzerland, to their freedom. Instead of being marched to death, they were welcomed to new life. Wow. Thank you, God. In the midst of his joy and relief, the Dutch pastor said, “What do you do with such a gift?”
We have been given a gift of redemption much more powerful than this! And what are we doing with such a gift? Let’s start being about doing the work of the Kingdom! There’s so much work to be done!
Next Time you start to worry, think about it! God is in control of your life.
Remember, Romans 8:28   And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
It doesn’t say all things are good! It says all things “work together for Good”!
To God Be The Glory
Brother Mike
I was reading through some of Mike's devotions tonight. Thanksgiving is coming up soon, that was his favorite holiday. He has many devotions but this one spoke to me tonight and I wanted to share it with everyone. This time of year is hard, I miss him so much but I have comfort in knowing he is where he needs to be and I know he is waiting for me and I will see him again one day.  Karen