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Number Our Days

Ponder: Jas 4:13-17
Today’s Bible Verse: “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps 118:24 NIV).
Besse Cooper, of Monroe, Georgia, is considered to be the oldest living person today. She turned 115 last August. She was asked what she remembers telling her children. She said, “To be honest, and you can do anything if you set your mind to it.” You may see an interview with her on You tube to see she still has a sense of humor.

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“Revive Us Again”

Bible Verse For Today: “This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me” (Psalm 119:50 NAU).
Have you ever been knocked unconscious? I have – twice. It is one of the strangest experiences. The first time, I was unconscious for hours, and the second, only for a few minutes. Each time I recovered, I felt like I came back from the dead. I suppose the nearest thing to this is being put out with anesthesia for surgery.

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My “Ebenezer”

“And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it” (Matt 16:18-19 RSV).
Robert Robinson, an English preacher and song writer, wrote the hymn, “Come Thou fount of Blessing” that contains these words in 1758 when he was only 23 years old:
“Here I raise my Ebenezer;
Hither by Thy help I’ve come;
And I hope by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home;
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.”

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