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Friendship and Why Your Friends Need You

-A new command I give you- Love one (1)

“And they came, bringing to Him a paralytic, carried by four men. And being unable to get to Him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him; and when they had dug an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic was lying. And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven.”  Mark 2: 3-5

In Mark 1:40-45 Jesus filled with compassion, touched the leper and he was healed.  In Mark 2, Jesus returns to Capernaum. Jesus meets many at a house. Can you imagine the excitement to hear Jesus speak, to be touched, to see his penetrating eyes?

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The Widow

The Widow at Zarepath

1 Kings 17:8-24

I love the song Trust and Obey.  In difficult times the words of this song echo in my heart, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”  What does one do when one is at the end of one’s rope?

In 1 Kings 17, the famine in the land is great as we meet Elijah. The brook has dried up and the ravens have stopped feeding him. He is on the run as his life is being pursued by the wicked Queen Jezebel.  God tells Elijah to travel to Zarepath.  

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Lessons from Hagar

As a mother of two grown sons it is not always easy to let go and trust God for their future, let alone my own. God has been reminding me through the story of Hagar that I can trust Him with my life and the life of my children and grandchildren. I simply need to let go and let God.

-Now Sarai, Abram’s wife had borne him (1)

Hagar was an Egyptian servant and Sarah’s handmaiden. Sarah was barren and desperate to have a child, so desperate that she ran ahead of God’s plan and had Abraham marry her servant for the sole purpose of Hagar becoming a surrogate for Sarah.

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