I don’t usually created a new post to share a single cartoon. But today is New Year’s Eve and this is the kind of stuff people think about as they reflect on another year past. Today is Saturday and tomorrow is Sunday, but when the calendar turns over people tend to think in larger terms. Coffee with Jesus reminds us that important depends on your point of view. One might even interpret that ours is skewed and should be more like his, but now I’ve quit preachin’ and gone to meddlin’.
I hope that in 2013 you manage to loose 10 lbs, make it to the gym 3 times a week, quit smoking, and/or finish the great American novel. But for Christians – rather than trying harder to be better people, what we really need to do is be more Christ-like.
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
(Titus 3:1-2 ESV)
Remind them; nothing new, just an encouragement to keep doing the things we already know. Be salt and light, keep building the Kingdom. And don’t worry about turning over a new leaf; if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. Welcome to 2013.
We’ve all seen stories where a gas station customer pays for someone else’s gas, or a good Samaritan in a grocery store pays for the next person in line. At a Tim Horton’s in Winnipeg last Friday, a chain reaction of paying it forward was set off lasting for three hours. A total of 228 drive through customers paid for the person in line behind them. What’s more Canadian than Tim Horton’s and hospitality, eh?
I mentioned the History Channel’s upcoming mini-series The Bible in a post yesterday. I had been putting it off for several days, and it was this devotional at Our Daily Bread on the endurance of God’s word that motivated me to act. There’s also a bit about a Bible museum being built by the owners of Hobby Lobby.