Whose Hands It’s In?

Daily Life Treasures

A basketball in my hands is worth about $25.
A basketball in LeBron James’
hands is worth about $34 million.
It depends whose hands it’s in.

A baseball in my hands is worth about $10.
A baseball in Mike Tout’s hands is worth $16 million.
It depends whose hands it’s in.

A tennis racket is useless in my hands.
A tennis racket in Serena Williams’
hands is a Championship Winning.
It depends whose hands it’s in.

A rod in my hands will keep away a wild animal.
A rod in Moses’ hands will part the mighty sea.
It depends whose hands it’s in.

A sling shot in my hands is a kid’s toy
A sling shot in David’s hand is a mighty weapon.
It depends whose hands it’s in.

Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in my
hands is a couple of fish sandwiches.
Two fish and 5 loaves…

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ONE SMALL GESTURE (PART 2 OF 2)

Please do not miss the First Part.

 

I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor, and I was going for business on a football scholarship.

Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn’t me having to get up there and speak.

Graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses.

He had more dates than I had and all the girls loved him. Boy, sometimes I was jealous. Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech.

So, I smacked him on the back and said, “Hey, big guy, you’ll be great!” He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. “Thanks,” he said. As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began,

“Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach…but mostly your friends… I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story.”

I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his Mom wouldn’t have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home.

He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. “Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.”

I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his Mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize its depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person’s life. For better or for worse. God puts us all in each other’s lives to impact one another in some way. Look for God in others.

“Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”

There is no beginning or end. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift.

 

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Wonderful Iraq

Here are a few wonderful things with this great nation:

1. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq 

2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq was the cradle of civilization 

3. Noah built the ark in Iraq 

4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq 
 
5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq !
 
6. Isaac’s wife Rebekah is from Nahor, which is in Iraq !
 
7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq 
 
8. Jonah preached in Nineveh – which is in Iraq 
 
9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel 
 
10. Amos cried out in Iraq !
 
11 Babylon , which is in Iraq , destroyed Jerusalem 
 
12. Daniel was in the lion’s den in Iraq !
 
13. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the Fiery Furnace!) 
 
14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the ‘writing on the wall’ in Iraq 
 
15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq 
 
16. Ezekiel preached in Iraq ..
 
17. The wise men were from Iraq .
 
18. Peter preached in Iraq …
 
19. The ‘Empire of Man’ described in Revelation is called Babylon , which was a city in Iraq!
 
And you have probably seen this one: Israel is the nation most often mentioned in the Bible.

But do you know which nation is second?

It is Iraq !

However, that is not the name that is used in the Bible.

The names used in the Bible are Babylon, Land of Shinar, and Mesopotamia… The word Mesopotamia means between the two rivers, more exactly between the Tigris And Euphrates Rivers .

The name Iraq , means country with deep roots.
 
Indeed Iraq is a country with deep roots and is a very significant country in the Bible. 
 
No other nation, except Israel, has more history and prophecy associated 
With it than Iraq.

 

The Prayer that Shocked the World

Sad but true. Around 10 years ago, Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, “Woe to those who call evil good”, but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

We confess that we have ridiculed the absolute truth of your word and called it MORAL PLURALISM.

We have worshiped other gods and called it MULTICULTURALISM.

We have endorsed perversion and called it an ALTERNATIVE LIFESTYLE.

We have exploited the poor and called it the LOTTERY.

We have rewarded laziness and called it WELFARE.

We have killed our unborn and called it CHOICE.

We have shot anti-abortionists and called it JUSTIFIABLE.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM.

We have abused power and called it POLITICS.

We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it AMBITION.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it ENLIGHTENMENT.

Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!”

The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest.

In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively..

The church received international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa and Korea.

Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, “The Rest of the Story,” and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired.

With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and whole-heartedly become our desire so that we again can be called: “one nation under God.”

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