“What a save!”

Psalm 119:105

‘Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path’

“What a save!” is a common phrase in a soccer commentator’s vocabulary. The video below is the probably the best save in the history of soccer. Be sure to watch the replay for the slow motion as you won’t catch it the first time. One miraculous save. By an Englishman…of course.

When we come to Christ we talk about being saved. We accept Jesus as our Lord and savior and then we move on with our lives. But God continues with great saves everyday. Lots of small miraculous saves. He saves us from saying something that may offend. Or being tempted by something we crave, that isn’t good for our souls like money, success and fame. How does he save us? Through scripture. We can turn to God’s word when we’re tempted away from the precious thing that saved us in the first place. Our faith and understanding that God’s way is the only way. Thousands of verses of encouragement, warnings and day-to-day advice. Thousands of saves! So, not for the first time I’d urge us all to carry scripture with us. We don’t have to carry books any more. There are thousands of bible apps and daily devotionals. Perhaps use that smart phone to look at scripture for a minute or two, rather than emails? The ‘Bible Verses Companion’ app automatically sends us scripture three times a day if we download the app. That’s three saves a day!

Pray with me

Heavenly Father, we give thanks for Your word. Help us to look to Your word so we can be guided skillfully through our lives – Amen!

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Working or fishing today?

Mark 1:16-18

As Jesus walked beside the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said. “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

Sometimes when I look around the train I get thinking about the amount of time we spend on it. Not the time the commute takes, but the years. This week, I thought that it would be  really sad if people took the train for 30 or so years but never knew that God could be in their lives. And then how much of a difference that could make if they did know. This blog is designed to reach those people so my wish is to reach as many as possible. Not because I want it to be popular but because they should get the chance to know about Jesus. Most of the people who read this already have a relationship with God. So, if you know of someone who you can share the story of Jesus with, I encourage you to try. This isn’t a bad place to start, commutewithchrist.com. It’s a conversation starter at the very least. There are occasionally cards pinned up in the waiting rooms of Darien and Noroton Heights. Feel free to take them and share them. As it goes on to say at the end of Mark 15:15-16, He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” I prefer the ‘baptized’ part of that passage!

Prayer

‘Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your son to save us. We pray that we can go into the world and help bring more people to you. Give us the strength, faith and words to be able to do so’ – Amen!

"What, now? This minute?"

“What, now? This minute?”