Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Delightful Tuesday

Old Son and I were at the Swiftsure Sea Cadets last night giving a Presentation on D-Day.   It was a great learning experience for all of us.   The majority of the Sea Cadets did not know anything about D-Day.   It was an honour to share some of the Veterans memories of D-Day and describe why it is important that we never forget events like D-Day.   Next Monday,  the Sea Cadets will be serving Tea and Sandwiches to the Veterans, their families, and the community at the Museum's D-Day Event.

How awesome to be able to share history with youth aged 12 to 18.   Hopefully they will never forget D-Day and the sacrifice from all countries involved in D-Day.

How too with the Gospel.  May we share the Good News of Jesus with youth so that they never forget God's wonderful grace and love.

Today is a Museum tour for the Kiwanis Club of Brandon.  It will be an honour to give them a tour and let them know why we keep artefacts from XII MB Dragoons and 26 Fd Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery....     Keeping the history alive is even more important when sharing the Good News of Jesus!  No matter what age-- share the gospel!    

Prayer:   Lord,  You have walked with others.  Be our companion now and in the days to come.  Embrace us in Your steadfast love and give us that deep peace which comes as we live in You and You live in us.  This we ask in Jesus’ name.  Amen.   (PCC The Book of Common Worship)

Read St. Matthew  18:  1 – 9

And frequently we think the Disciples have really understood the words and work of Jesus and then a story like this comes along and we realize how “human” the disciples really were!

The disciples come to Jesus and ask who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Did Jesus smack his head against a wall and start muttering, “How come they just don’t get it?   After all my teaching,  how come they just don’t get it?”   No,   Jesus looks around and finds a child.  Jesus places a child in the midst of the disciples and says, “I’m telling you that unless you return to square one and start over like children,  you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in.  Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the  same as receiving me”  (The Message  St. Matthew 18: 3-5).

Now Jesus is not talking about keeping our faith at a Grade 1 level all of our lives but trusting in Jesus simply and easily.    

It is simple really.  Trust in Jesus.  And there you are!

Prayer:   Gracious God,  forgive us and help us to forgive others.  Heal us from the pain of self condemnation.  Free us from the burden of failures that cannot be corrected.  Renew us with Your loving assurance that our sins have been forgiven, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Redeemer.  Amen.  (PCC The Book of Common Worship)

Many blessings!

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