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Near & Far

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"Keep this Book of the Law   always on your lips;   meditate   on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful."  ( Joshua 1:8) Missionaries have great opportunity to share the Gospel.  We often read of those ‘called by God’ that travel to remote places to speak and demonstrate the Good News. I think at times we feel that we need to travel far so that those that ‘have not heard” can hear the message, this great life-saving discovery. Yes, “for God so loved the world that he died”; died for all sinners far and near. So, here I am shopping.  Just walking the isles of the store.  I wasn’t in a rush so I browsed every isle, looked at every rack and then finally made it to the front of the store. I took my two items and placed them on the counter.  The cashier takes my money, returns the change and slides the plastic bag with my stuff close to me. My eyes dash to the bottom of the bag and I took

Bird on a Wire

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Genesis 4:7  (NIV) If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door;  it desires to have you, but you must rule over it. ” 1 Corinthians 15:56-57  (NIV) The sting of death is sin,  and the power of sin is the law.   But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. It has always been a fascinating view --birds, sometimes by the hundreds sitting on electrical lines.  The captivating  display is that they don't die.  They don't get electrocuted.  They sit there as without a care in the world. Yes, there is a scientific reason.  These birds that perch on an electrical line do not complete a circuit. In order for electricity to run "full circle"  the bird would have to touch the other power line.  These birds seem to avoid death while basking in the sun. Death is the Scriptures is described as the payment for all who have sinned. Well, I prefer to sit on