It’s been called “The Great Summer Exodus.” Migration of families and individuals out of the pews and onto the beaches. Attendance declines as the temperature rises. And when the school bell rings, the leaves start to turn, and the fair price of gas returns, so do we.
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Genesis 2:15 — “The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.”
He put Adam in charge of the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. He did this before he even made Eve. When He created Eve, He said in Genesis 2:18, “Then the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
Mark 9:24 (NASB) — “Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.“
My struggles over the past few days have been that of my unbelief. Not in God, not in my Lord, Jesus Christ, but in myself. It’s unbelief that questions “why does God care or want to help me?”
Luke 15:24 — “For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’And they began to celebrate.”
I’m sure we’ve all have at least heard of “The Prodigal Son” and hopefully read that parable as well in the book of Luke. If you are a Dad, then this story probably resonates with you on many levels.
I know we have all had that moment in life where we have found ourselves stuck! It happened to me on a hot August day. I remember it as if it was yesterday, trapped in my minivan with my one & two-year-old. Help me JESUS!! Both screaming and crying, both hot and tired. I tried to start the van but nothing happened; my battery was dead. Just great! I said a short prayer, really to keep me sane. I said Lord, get me through this test as you have done so many times before in the past.
Matthew 28:16-20: “Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”