Feb 14 2013

A Love Note From God

Maybe your Valentine's day is full of red roses and boxes of chocolate. Or maybe it's full of disappointment and apathy.

If this is the case, I'd like to try to change your attitude about it.

Here's a Valentine that might help.  It's a love letter to you from God. Every line is a verse from the bible about how much God loves you.  If it encourages you, maybe you could also share with others,  letting them know about the ultimate love of God.  It's a never-ending, never-stopping, unbreakable, always and forever love of God.

You may have heard these words on our station recently. We love playing Tenth Avenue North's song, Times in the background while reciting these scriptures. 

 

 

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Feb 13 2013

Turning Ashes Into Beauty

It's a good day for a fresh new start. If your life feels like a pile of ashes today, the Bible says that God can turn that pile of ashes into beauty.  You just have to let Him.

 

You might see some people walking around today with something on their

face. It’s on purpose.  

 

 

It’s Ash Wednesday.

 

Whether you recognize this day as a religious holiday or not,  I think there’s a good lesson in it.

 

I heard a pastor once explain Ash Wednesday like this:

 

"When the ash mark sits on your forehead we feel marked because, well,

we are marked. The ashes designate that we are real sinners.It’s embarrassing to go around town that way on Ash Wednesday, but that’s the point.  But, at the end of the day, you can do exactly what Jesus says: wash your face.  You’re forgiven.”

 

Usually we’re all just really good at covering up the fact that we are all sinners. We pretend to be perfect.Today exchange your ashes for beauty.

 

"To all who mourn in Israel,[a]

    he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,

a joyous blessing instead of mourning,

    festive praise instead of despair.

In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks

    that the Lord has planted for his own glory."

- Isaiah 61:3

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