Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington ~ 10 JULY 2012
Posted on 07/09/2012 5:58:32 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
~ Road Trip: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington ~
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the day of the start of the war in Afghanistan.
We are indebted to you for your sacrifices for our Freedom.
Its perfectly natural for fear and doubt to creep into our minds at times. What if heaven isnt real after all? Is Jesus the only way to God? Will it matter in the end how I lived my life? Questions like these should not be given quick or trite responses.
John the Baptist, whom Jesus called the greatest of the prophets (Luke 7:28), had questions shortly before his execution (v.19). He wanted to know for sure that Jesus was the Messiah and that his own ministry had therefore been valid.
Jesus response is a comforting model for us to use. Instead of discounting the doubt or criticizing John, Jesus pointed to the miracles He was doing. As eyewitnesses, Johns disciples could return with vivid assurances for their mentor. But He did moreHe used words and phrases (v.22) drawn from Isaiahs prophecies of the coming Messiah (Isa. 35:4-6; 61:1), which were certain to be familiar to John.
Then, turning to the crowd, Jesus praised John (Luke 7:24-28), removing any doubt that He was offended by Johns need for reassurance after all he had seen (Matt. 3:13-17).
Questioning and doubting, both understandable human responses, are opportunities to remind, reassure, and comfort those who are shaken by uncertainty.
Read: Luke 7:18-28
Thank you Ladies for this evening’s road trip! *Hugs*
Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...sun today?
Sun has been popping in and out all day here.
Good evening, AZ...thanks for the “white” tribute to our troops.
Hope you had a good day and a gooder commute. *HUGS*
Did you get some rain? Cooler temps?
Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.
Good evening, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HUGS))
Great road trip, Galz! My son just told me yesterday that he would
like to be stationed there...if he EVER gets out of OKC. :)
Did my Basic there, think it rained every day. Flew us up from San Francisco, Bussed us there from Hayward, California. I was so Scared, never will forget. Kissed Wife goodbye climbed on bus from recuiting station Oct, 26, 1966, thought I would never see Her again. At that time it was just called Ft. Lewis. Thanks for Memories, you have hit all my Bases in last few Months .
I was stationed at Fort Lewis from December 1972 to September 1973.
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