Blog 199 for January 23, 2021
“Hocus Pocus” or the Real Thing?
We’ve just recently celebrated Christmas and the New Year. Many youngsters received a myriad of surprise gifts. In my mind’s eye, I can just see the light, the sparkle in their eyes, and the smile on their faces when they opened those gifts!
Charles, at times in his pastoral ministry, liked to perform magic for the children. It was a delight for us to see their eyes “pop wide open"...and their faces glow in wonder and amazement as he said, “Hocus Pocus." Some of the children even cried, “Do it again!!!"
God doesn’t do magic. He doesn’t give us “Hocus Pocus” delight, but He does perform MIRACLES. And those are needed every day by millions in His amazing world.
I wonder what’s on your heart today? What miracle do you need? I know for sure that I need the real thing; not some “hocus pocus” trick. Let me tell you, having traveled on the narrow road for about 65 years, that Jesus cares for us. He will not forget His own. He sees what we are going through. He sticks closer than a brother, a sister, a mother, or a father. He will never leave us nor forsake us.
Whatever your need is today, as you read this blog, hold those shoulder high, as you lift your eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh your help. There’s a miracle in the making for you. Rejoice in the Lord. This is the day that He hath made. “Turn your eyes upon Jesus; look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim; in the light of His glory and grace.”
Read these wonderful promises of God and be blessed.
Matt. 7:7 “Ask and it shall be given you, seek…, knock…”
John 13, 14 “And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
Eph. 3:20 “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.”
Hebrews 13:5 "...I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”
There are yet thousands more wonderful words of life. Find them in God’s Word. Enjoy the song “Wonderful Words of Life”
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