February 28, 2008

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.

Philippians 2:1-2

Thought of the Day

What do you know about DNA? How about what DNA stands for? It is deoxyribonucleic acid. I guess DNA makes more sense than DYBNA or DXRBNLA. (I could keep going on and on, but I think you get the picture.)

I got a mini magazine last week from the health museum here in town. It was a RFB. (real fancy brochure) Anyway, it was advertising some upcoming exhibits. The cover of the RFB was awesome. It had the picture of a young lady with pink hair on the top of her head, with the sides shaved. She had two rings in her bottom lip, two rings in her nose, a hole in her ear instead of an earring, and some sort of metal thing on the side of her face next to her right eye. She was interesting looking to say the least. I am sure that she is a very nice girl. My first thought about her was that it might be a little difficult to take her home to meet grandma. I then realized that one day she might be a grandmother and it would then be easy to take someone like her home to meet her. Seeing people get old is interesting to me. It has to be crazy to think of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards being kindly old grandpas to their grandkids. (I am sure they are both super granddads.)

The cover of the brochure with this interesting girl on it also had these words.

“Everyone’s DNA is 99.9% alike. What a difference .1% can make)

This sounded amazing to me so I jumped on the world wide web and confirmed that this is true. This made me think about the Bible and God.

As we read the Bible, we see that it is full of ordinary alike people for the most part. However, it is also filled with some extraordinary people who do extraordinary things. How do they do it? The do it with God, of course. Our amazing God, the Creator of all things, makes ordinary people extraordinary. He empowers them to do amazing things, like lead people out of Egypt. Or to slay a giant. How about to survive in the belly of a big fish? Or build a big boat to save a people. On and on throughout the Bible, God reaches down and makes His people extraordinary. What a difference God made in their lives. The great news is that He still does it today. What a difference God can make in our lives. Never ever forget this fact.


God, what a difference You make in my life. Thanks be to God. Amen.


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