We had a good time on our short family trip to Branson. I don’t know about you but it always feels good to get home. You may be gone one day or a month but there is something special about home. God gave us the home and it should be a place of learning, comfort and protection for those who live there. It is natural to want to be at home. Continue reading “Longing For Home”
We are on a family trip in Branson, MO. The drive up from Braggs, OK was nice. The trees are changing and the hills are very beautiful! We are staying on the 4th floor of a building overlooking Table Rock Lake. As I write this morning the sun is coming up and what a beautiful scene. Indeed, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork” (Ps. 19:1).
I am continuing this on the second morning and there is a light fog lifting over the lake. It doesn’t rise very high but the sun shining on the fog and the lake is gorgeous.
The wonders of nature surely cry out for a creator and that Creator is God (Gen. 1:1). While it is true that the face of the earth has been changed by man: man-made lakes; roads, cities etc. It was God who made the materials from which man has been able to make these changes. The creation does not tell us who the Creator is. We must look into God’s Holy Word to find out about the one who made all things.
God not only has a design and purpose for his creation, but he has a plan for your life (Eccl. 12:13; Mt. 6:33). Please read and study the Bible to determine what God wants from you and the rewards that he has in store for the faithful.
http://www.tftw2.org/Articles/scienceprovesbible.htm Science Proves The Bible
http://www.tftw2.org/Tracts/resonabletobelieve.htm Is It Reasonable To Believe In God?
Yesterday, October 13, 2010, an earthquake with a magnitude of over 4 on the Richter scale was felt in a large part of Oklahoma. According to officials this was the second strongest quake to ever hit our state.
Normally when people think of Oklahoma weather, they think of tornadoes. Our state does lie in the heart of tornado alley. However earthquakes are not uncommon to Oklahoma. We have had a larger number than normal so far this year.
Does this have any significance with reference to God’s word and the end of time? Some believe that incidents like this are a sign of the “end times”. There are many today who believe the second coming of Christ is upon us. They see “signs” in world politics, wars, in the modern state of Israel, natural disasters, etc. The important question that so many fail to consider is “what does the Bible say about the return of Christ”? Please note what Jesus says in Mt. 24:36 with reference to his return: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only”. No man knows when Christ will return. Please read Mk. 13:32-37; 2 Pet. 3:10; 1 Th. 5:1-6. In Mt. 24:4-35 Jesus is teaching about the destruction of Jerusalem which took place in A.D. 70. Then in Mt. 23:36-44 Jesus teaches about the end of time. In Mt. 24:44 Jesus says, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” No man knows when Christ will return. Instead of looking for “signs” we had better be looking to ourselves and make sure we are prepared for that glorious event.
Check out the following links for further study
http://www.tftw2.org/Tracts/secondcoming.htm The Second Coming of Christ
http://mbriley.preachersfiles.com/2006/11/05/the-death-clock/ The Death Clock