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My Hero

By: Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy My Hero is not a myth; My Hero lived among men here on earth; My Hero was born King of kings and Lord of lords; My Hero was born in a manger in a barn with live stock; My Hero raised the dead; My Hero healed the paralytic; My Hero healed the sick; My Hero had his virtue come from his outer garment and healed a woman of her issue of blood of 12 years; My Hero healed a centurion’s servant because his captain believed; My Hero stopped a funeral and brought back a dead girl from the dead; My Hero was falsely betrayed by one of his disciples (Judas Iscariot) for 30 pieces of silver; My Hero was lead falsely accused through the night through 2 courts; My Hero was chosen to be crucified for an accused murder and thief; My Hero was whipped with 9-cat-tails beyond bodily recognition; My Hero was spat upon; My Hero had his hands driven through with nails (spikes) and his feet; My Hero saved a malefactor (thief) as he hung on the cross doing his Father&…

Fresh Start Devotionals

Change The older I get, the more resistant to change I am. The other day I was saying to Susan, “I wish there was a drive-in theater around here so we could go to a movie.” Never mind the fact that now we can see whatever movie we want by going to an indoor theater or renting one, both of which we never get around to doing. I wanted to return to the “good ol’ days” and see a movie the way we did when we were first married. Change, even change for the better, can be difficult to accept. For instance, the other day I read that some members of the deaf community are slow to accept the introduction of cochlear implants—a devise that helps many deaf children hear. This devise, according to Jack Wheeler, the CEO of the Deafness research foundation, “could conquer newborn deafness in America.” At first glance, this news is great news! Deaf children will be able to hear. But not to some of the leaders in the deaf community who call the use of the implant “cultural genocide” and even “child…

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

HOW TEDIOUS AND TASTELESS THE HOURS John Newton, 1725–1807 Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire beside You. (Psalm 73:25) The gospel of Jesus Christ revolves around the two Advents of the Savior: The first when He came as the humble baby in Bethlehem’s manger (Philippians 2:6–8); the second when He returns as King of kings with power and great glory to establish His eternal kingdom (Luke 21:27). Christ’s first coming assures us that we now have a God who identified Himself with us in every aspect of life from birth to death. The anticipation of His second coming assures us that we will live and reign with Him forever. Such a hope keeps this life from becoming “tedious and tasteless”—regardless of the seasons or situations. The ultimate source of inner joy is God Himself, not our circumstances. Without an intimate sense of His daily presence, however, our lives can easily become wintry and frigid. “BUT WHEN I AM HAPPY WITH HIM, DECEMBER’S AS PLEASANT AS MAY.”…