Just thought I'd share a couple verses I read this morning. I think they capture some of the thoughts that have been on my heart the last few weeks. The pharisees were trying to tempt Jesus, and catch him with questions he couldn't answer. So they asked him what the greatest commandment was in all the law. The simplicity of his answer is worth pondering.
St. Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord the God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
So many times in our frame of mind, we can make situations, decisions, conflicts, and life out to be so complicated. In reality, everything we face can be boiled down to loving God and then loving those around us, rather than being selfish in our thoughts and motives. As we draw closer to heaven, it seems like the answers become more simple. My heart's prayer for each one of you reading this today is that your love for God can be stronger today than it was yesterday.
My treatment tonight is at 7:30. Leann's sister's family is planning to come out tonight and tomorrow, so we are looking forward to time with them.
Derek & Leann