Sunday, March 28, 2010
Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
A Sqirrel back home!
Today in church my pastor taught on the following.
12:1 And in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.
12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
12:4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.
12:5 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.
12:6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst
He used a story that just happened to him recently on how we should fear God true but we should also trust him.
A Noise was coming from somewhere in his house he got up to go see and he finally figured out it was a squirrel in his chimney playing santa clause his mother tried telling him santa sqiurrels really dont go down the chimneys they are not real he is just on tv) so my pastor looked it up on the web to see how they could get him out and he read about throwing some rope down for the squirrel to climb on. He got to the hardware store and did not have the right rope he seen a gentleman there that he knew who worked in apartments he told him he had a heart trap that he would bring over, when the trap arrived he brought the trap by the chimney come to find out he was not in the chimney he was in the wood stove while he was. Trying to get him the trap went off so he fixed it and the squirrel escaped. With the trap in his hands he was running all around finally he caught him in the reloaded trap with peanuts and water so my pastor sprinkled a little water on him no he is not catholic and the squirrel started drinking. After the squirrel was taken outside he was thrilled to know he was home the squirrel is so much like myself sometimes living in fear thinking he is going to get hurt but God directs our path he knows what is best for us. I Just have to learn to trust him and not lean on my understanding.
"Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is."
"A man who has been in danger,
When he comes out of it forgets his fears,
And sometimes he forgets his promises."
---- Euripides - Iphigenia in Tauris (414-12 BC)
"What we fear comes to pass more speedily than what we hope."
---- Publilius Syrus - Moral Sayings (1st C B.C.)
"A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice."
---- Edgar Watson Howe - Country Town Sayings (1911)
Courage is not the lack of fear but the ability to face it."
---- Lt. John B. Putnam Jr. (1921-1944)