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2 Chronicles 20:15




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This is the
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
The word for the week is: "Treasure"
Often as humans we seach after the "pearl" of great price
or spend countless hours looking for that hidden "treasure"
that will change our life. But in our search, we overlook
the gift and treasure that God offers to us each moment
of the day in His Son
Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the GREAT "treasure", Jesus is the "pearl"of GREAT price!!

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Thought of the Week

Divine Perspective

For the vision is yet for an appointed time; . . . it will surely come. —Habakkuk

Jason took a trip to New York during spring break. One afternoon he and some friends piled into a cab and headed for the Empire State Building. To Jason, the ride on the ground seemed chaotic and dangerous. But when he got to the observation deck of the skyscraper and looked down on the city streets, to his amazement he saw order and design. What a difference a change in perspective made!

Habakkuk learned a similar lesson. When he looked at life from his earthly vantage point, it seemed that God was indifferent to the evil permeating society (Hab. 1:2-4). But God gave him a divine perspective and showed him that life is more than what it seems. The deeds of men cannot thwart the purposes of God (2:3).

Those who don’t show any regard for God may seem to prosper at the moment, but God will ultimately right all wrong. God acts sovereignly in all that comes to pass so that everything works toward His good purpose. God’s plan will surely take place and be on schedule (v.3).

We can’t sort out the whole picture from where we are in life; only God can. So let us continue to live by faith and not by sight. From His perspective, all things are working together for the believer’s good and for His honor.

Sovereign Ruler of the skies,
Ever gracious, ever wise,
All my times are in Your hand,
All events at Your command. —Ryland

Our times are in God’s hands; our souls are in His keeping.


Taken from Our Daily Bread



Something to make you think:

Bloom Where You're Planted!

In an effort to be cordial, I asked a certain young man how he was doing one day. Instead of hearing the common curt response of "Fine," he said, "I feel like I have dug myself in a hole."

My response to him was, "The only place you start out on top is when you are digging a hole!" Immediately he retorted, "I didn't think I was digging a hole; I thought I was laying a foundation!"

Well, the truth of the matter is that everything is a matter of perception. Your outlook determines your outcome!

It's better to be in a hole than in a rut.

A rut is simply a grave with both ends kicked out! The hole that this young man dug for himself was his foundation.

This is a process of life.

You lose before you gain.

You give before you get.

You follow before you lead.

You establish a solid foundation before you build.

Before a farmer sows his fields, he first digs holes.

Every beautiful flower starts out as a seed in a hole.

Every fruit-bearing tree gets its start in a hole.

Most of us are in a hole of debt before we can graduate from college, but we don't have to stay there!

While digging a hole is dirty work and frustrating at times, it is necessary. Thomas Edison aptly stated, "Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress."

So although being in a hole is confining and irritating,
just hang on and learn to bloom where you are planted!

A pearl is formed in an oyster because of an irritant that enters. That irritant causes a secretion to be released, which actually forms the pearl. So, while you are irritated, realize that a valuable pearl is being formed deep within you.

Just keep your mouth closed, and bloom where you are planted!

Bishop Dale C. Bronner, D. Min.


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