welcome to this christian website

Aug 12th -2016

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Rev. E. Anderson

WELCOME TO THIS CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

Welcome to this Christian Website which has now been going for a number of years. Over 135,000 people have visited it since 2006. On the left hand side of the introductory page is a host of subjects and material that have been placed during this time and is there for your interest, study and perusal.

I feel it is time and right to change the format and to present day by day something a little simpler and trust will benefit and bless those who visit it. It will consist of A Golden Promise from the Scriptures, Wisdom that Works by Bob Stevenson, Choice Quotations and daily Meditations, working through the whole Bible, something to focus your mind on are included that can be developed more fully by you. I trust you will find such refreshing and helpful.

A GOLDEN PROMISE

“In the fear of Yahweh is a secure fortress, and he will be a refuge for his children” – Proverbs 14:26

The person who reveres the Lord has the confidence that God will be a place of safety for them and a place of refuge for their children. God is our secure fortress. Nothing can penetrate His walls. We are safe and secure in the center of His heart. While this is good news for us, it is a promise for our children as well. In a world that seems to always be on shaky ground, this is a promise that we can rely on.

For those of us who have children, this is a promise that we can claim for them too! Our own three children are adults now and are dealing with the pressures of this world just like everybody else. While sometimes I wish I could protect them like I used to when they were young, I am encouraged to think that God is still their safe place, no matter what struggles they go through”.

WISDOM THAT WORKS

THE POOR AND NEEDY – Rev. Bob Stevenson

“You should defend those who cannot help themselves. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see they get justice”.

Read: Proverbs 31:8-9

Whenever we read the words “poor and needy” we usually think of somebody who is financially disadvantaged. Once again I mention the fact that television cameras can now transport us around the world to scenes of abject poverty and human need.

One can only admire the many champions of such desperate folk who make their voice heard in order to raise funds, create awareness and speak out on behalf of those who have no voice of their own. However, financial and material poorness is not the only poverty to beset mankind, terrible though that is.

We can use the word “poor” in the context of many other human deficiencies which need a helping hand. What about those with a poor education, poor reading skills, poor inter- personal skills and poor communicators? Or advantage of unfairly due to inexperience or old age? We do need to be careful not to interpret “poor and needy” as some third world malady far removed from our own sphere of influence. It may well be there are those on our very doorstep who fall into this category!

Whoever they are who are unable to defend themselves, financially secure or poor as a church mouse, if it is within our power to help them, we should at least speak on their behalf.

 QUOTES TO NOTE – Harriet Beecher Stove

The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today. #

DAILY MEDITATIONS

GENUINE MOURNING– 2 Samuel 1

When news arrived and was confirmed with regard to the death of Saul and his sons, especially Jonathan, he was not full of glee because of their removal; rather he was deeply and truly grieved. In no way was he delighted because the obstacle to his progress and promotion, Saul, was out of the way but rather the contrast was in evidence. He could have been hard and thought only in the fact that divine providence had worked in his interest. There was a genuine sorrow and sadness expressed that made those around him sense his love for the deceased.

He spoke of them in glowing terms and allowed no bad spirit to infiltrate. It affirms – v17 “And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son.” They had played a major role in the development of the nation and exhibited great courage at times in establishing the nation in conquest. He could honestly say: “How are the mighty fallen in the midst of battle! O Jonathan you were slain in your high places.” – v25. The nation had suffered as a result of their death and the loss quite considerable as far as David was concerned. It was a time of intense sorrow.

It is right to grieve when loss of loved ones is known. God does not desire that we put on a macho image of conquest but sincerely sense the loss and express it; such serves as a divine release valve that brings healing and comfort to the soul, to the mind and heart. Of course we do not despair but rest in His love, wisdom and guidance. There are times when we must genuinely sorrow.

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