Morning Encouragement for 10/22/2022

Good morning,

For 11 days my wife and I have been enjoying the warm sunshine of South East Florida. While here in FL, my wife and I did the touristy stuff and it was enjoyable. The reason it was enjoyable was that we were seeing it for the first time ever. As I was walking the water front in Fort Lauderdale, the thought crossed my mind that although the temps were conducive to wanting to winter in FL, “why aren’t the people that live here ecstatic about the state?”. The reason, I think anyway, is that living in this state just as it is for the snow birds people become so used to the surroundings that they lose the “wonder and awe” and become desensitized due to the political noise. In the same way when we accept Jesus as our savior and the Spirit of G-d fills our heart, we see life from a different prospective and become amazed at His works of beauty as though seeing the world through the eyes of a child. As wonderful as this is, eventually we lose the wonder as the noise of the world and the smog of corruption fills our lungs. It is for this reason that we are told, “unless you become as a little child …”. May you never lose the wonder and awe of G-d’s beautiful world.

Readings: Matthew 18:1-6, Ecclesiastes 2:1-11,

Famous Quote: “The most beautiful thing in the world is, the world itself of course” – Wallace Stevens.


May I never lose sight of “the wonder of this world”. You have given us this world to live in but we have corrupted it. The noise of futility and the smog of corrupted blind us to the love that is in Christ Jesus. You have made a beautiful world Lord and that has not changed. What has changed is that we have become desensitized by the continual noise. Please watch over and keep us in your love today. I pray for my family, my city of Stacy, state of MN, the USA. I pray for our military and their families, the police and their family, and the pastoral teams.


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