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Looking For An Eternal City

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he shall sustain thee; he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved” (Psalms 55:22).
I know not why but for the past several days the chorus of a beautiful song has been echoing through my mind:
“Burdens are lifted at Calvary, Calvary, Calvary;
Burdens are lifted at Calvary, Jesus is very near.”

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“Who Richly Supplies”

“Instruct those who are rich in this world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy.”

Christians are providentially rich, which is reason for me to once again complain after learning my name was omitted from the “Forbes’ Magazine Richest People In America” list. Year after year, whether by error, design or inadvertently, Forbes has failed to note my riches compared with Gates and Walls.


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Our Life And Hope

“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life…” (John 11:25).

She had lost her husband. Now she walked by those carrying the body of her only son. We don’t know if she had daughters, but perhaps she did not. Her son was her reason for living, and now he was gone. How could she make it alone? Where would she go? What would she do?

Her tears and grief blinded her. But Jesus saw her. The heart of our Lord was filled with compassion toward her. Jesus said, “Don’t cry.” Then He reached out and touched the bier. “Young man, I say unto you, arise,” Jesus commanded. Immediately the dead son came back to life. He sat up and started talking (Luke 7:11-15).


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