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Good Morning October 16

Security may be one of the biggest words in our society today. The government is working hard to provide security against terror attacks. Companies are concerned about security on their computer systems. We have passwords to get into our own computers. And certainly there is the concern for health and financial security. We work very hard at it all. But there is really only one ultimate security, and that is through faith in Jesus Christ. Faith in the One who said, “don’t be anxious.” (Matthew 6:25) Who promised that “He would never leave or forsake us.” (Hebrews 13:5) It is in this security, security in Him, that we can go about our days without fear. Even with all the government is going through right now in trying to get a budget deal with the dire consequences looming if they don’t. None of us knows what is ahead personally or nationally, and there may be times of suffering. But the Lord is still with us, and His word are always true. Thank be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Good Morning July 3

We are so concerned about security today, both nationally and personally. We do everything possible to protect ourselves from a myriad of bad possibilities. Ultimately, we can never be completely secure from all harm. It is to this that the Psalmists speaks. “Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in His commands…. Wealth and riches are in his house and his righteousness endures forever. Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man…. Surely he will never be shaken; … He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear…” Take time to meditate on the whole of Psalm 112. This is no blanket guarantee of earthly wealth and peace, but a relationship in complete trust in the Lord is a guarantee of the only wealth and peace that really matters. Our true security is in trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, the source of our life.

Good Morning June 1

We are so concerned about security today, both nationally and personally. We do everything possible to protect ourselves from a myriad of bad possibilities. Ultimately, we can never be completely secure from all harm. It is to this that the Psalmists speaks. “Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in HIs commands…. Wealth and riches are in his house and his righteousness endures forever. Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man…. Surely he will never be shaken; … He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear…” Take time to meditate on the whole of Psalm 112. This is no blanket guarantee of earthly wealth and peace, but a relationship in complete trust in the Lord is a guarantee of the only wealth and peace that really matters. Our true security is in trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, the source of our life.

Good Morning March 12

Little kids love to play in boxes. Put a cardboard box on the floor and watch a child climb in. Adults like shelters, too. We build gazebos, and screened porches. We set up canopy tents in the yard. There is something secure about being under a shelter. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians. “Set your minds on the things above, not on earthly things. For you have died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” (3:2-3) The word “hidden” means to cover or to shelter. Is that desire we have for a physical shelter pointing us, in a small way, to the ultimate shelter we have in Jesus Christ? Paul points us in the right direction. “Set your minds on the things above.” God is our true source of wisdom. His Holy Word is our guide in all matters of faith and life. Further, he says “you have died” pointing to our baptism, that our old nature has died with Christ, and we have been raised to a new life in Him. What better shelter could we have? Far better than a cardboard box. Far more secure than anything this world has to offer.

Good Morning February 10

One more observation on Las Vegas, though it really applies everywhere. We had breakfast at the hotel restaurant about 7 in the morning. People were already sitting at the slot machines, and a few at the gaming tables. The place never really closes. The lure of hitting the next big one is always there. This is true whether with the slot machines, the lottery at the local convenience store, becoming the next big time talent, or even buying that latest electronic gadget. “This will solve my problems. This will make life easier. This will make me happy. With this I’ll be set for life.” Unfortunately, even if a big one comes in, time proves that its promises were empty. And if it doesn’t come in, it only leave frustration and false hope for the “next time”. There is only one real source of peace, security, and fulfillment in this world. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (John 14:27) What we seek can never be found at a gaming table, or lottery counter, but only in the One who is the source of life, and hope.
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Good Morning September 6

We all have a desire to know what is ahead, to have some control of our situations. But that’s the very thing that got Eve in trouble in the Garden. She wanted to know. She wanted to be in control. So, we have inherited it honestly from our first mother. There are some things that need to be left in the hands of our Lord. That is the essence of trust. We believe He is our Father, and that He really does want the very best for us. We may not see it as best immediately. We are so geared to judging things by our present physical and material well-being. We do not see things through God’s eyes as He guides our lives. We say that He is working for our best good, but can we trust Him? Can we leave our future in His hands? Can we simply say that there are some things we don’t need to know? That is the essence of trust. God knows, and that is enough. It is not always easy, but if we begin to learn trust in this way, we do come to a deep level of peace. God really is our Good Father.