Archive for November, 2011
Acts 9 tells the inspiring story of a woman named Tabitha (some knew her as Dorcas). Her character was that she “was always doing good and helping the poor” (v.36). What a reputation! What comes to the mind of others when they think of you? Always doing good? Always helping others?
Sadly, Tabitha became sick and died. As funeral arrangements were being made for her it was learned that the Apostle Peter was nearby. Two men were sent to bring back Peter; perhaps he could do something to reverse this awful loss. (more…)
How would you like to be the kind of person that God uses for His purposes? Wouldn’t you like to know the exhilaration of being a person God uses to bring life to spiritually dead people, encouragement to discouraged people, comfort to despairing people, hope to hopeless people, help to helpless people? Wouldn’t you like to be a person God includes in the great work of bringing a miracle into someone else’s life? Do you think that is far beyond what you would ever be able to do? Well I have news for you, friend. God wants to use you. (more…)
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith” (2 Timothy 4:7).
I have long admired the tenacious spirit of the Apostle Paul as he went about his God-given mission doing the work the Savior had given him to do. Right up to the day of his death the great saint kept the Master’s business before him, wanting to not quit until the race was done.
A recent New York Times article carried the remarks of Mona Simpson, the biological sister of Steve Jobs, now deceased founder of Apple. In her remarks, a eulogy for her brother, Simpson talked about the last days of Jobs’ life on earth after his long battle with cancer. (more…)