Friday, March 19, 2010

Exodus 2:1-22
Psalms 107:1-43
1 Corinthians 12:27-13:3
Mark 9:2-13

Psalms 107:1-43 talks about many different situations in which people are in trouble, and God delivers them from their trouble, and then they give thanks. The verses that interested me the most were the ones where the people God helped were prisoners who had sinned. I think that this reflects the Easter message very well.

I’ve been in trouble before. Lots of people have. I remember I was doing a history report, and I needed a book for it. I accidentally lost the book I needed, and I prayed to God to help me find the book. I eventually found the book. I prayed, and God helped me; but I forgot to do the “give thanks” part. It’s funny because it’s so easy. All I have to do is pray to God and say thanks. Yet, I always forget. God does so many wonderful things for me. I mean, it’s not like I always do what I’m supposed to do.

What did I ever do that was so wonderful that God decided to give up his only son to save me? I didn’t do anything to deserve God’s love. I’m no better than the prisoners in the jail cell that had sinned. Yet he still loved me enough to sacrifice his son. I think that’s a pretty big thing to say thank you for.

--ES

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