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Brothers, pray for us

April 4, 2013

If Paul, Silas, and Timothy needed the prayer of the saints in 1 Thessalonians 5:25, surely your pastor needs your prayers as well. Paul closes this letter as he began with an emphasis on prayer. We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thess. 1:2-3) He says in effect, “I prayed for you so you pray for me. Let’s pray for each other.” While Pastor Rich and his…

A Boar’s Witness

March 28, 2013

The following is chapter 5 in the children’s series, If They Could Talk; the story of our redemption as it unfolds from Genesis to Revelation. This is the story of Isaac as found in Genesis 22. My Friends, Animals talk more than you know. The human discussed more than any other was Abraham, and he would have a son. We animals wondered about the Creator’s promises to Abraham. The man was a century of years and his wife a decade less; so news of pregnancy and birth was no small matter. His name would be Isaac, and we knew he…

A Camel’s Comments

March 21, 2013

The following is chapter 4 in the children’s series, “If They Could Talk”; the story of our redemption as it unfolds from Genesis to Revelation. This is the story of Abraham as found in Genesis 12-17. My Friends, Many a desert mile I travelled; most, at my master’s side. He is a good man, my master. God talked to him and sometimes I overheard. The Flood was a distant memory. Man slowly numbered across the earth once more, and as the years passed, they slowly forgot the reason for the waters. No one seemed to remember the Creator God anymore;…

A Dove Story

March 14, 2013

Note to reader: Chapter 3 in the series “If They Could Talk” follows; the story of our redemption through the eye-witness accounts of animals who found themselves at key redemptive moments. The target audience is children; that they might better understand the Bible and God’s plan of salvation as it unfolds in Scripture. Other eye-witness accounts are here. This is the story of the Flood from Genesis 6-9. My Friends, My words are tragic, but do take hope, for there is a rainbow at the end. Dark days followed the Garden’s closing. Man, beast, fish, and foul multiplied; faster, however,…

A Rabbit Remembers

March 7, 2013

My friends, Some things are not meant for eyes to see. But I saw it, and everything changed. I was growing quite fond of my Garden rabbit routine. Awake with the sun, drink from the brook, dine in the greens; this truly was Paradise. All was new, all was fresh, all was good; and greatest of all—all was at peace. Lion and lamb, rhino and rabbit, dingo and dove, it mattered not; we were all friends and the animal fellowship was grand. Tears did not fall and pain was just a word. The Garden was Paradise. Alas, it was about…