Miracles from God

Published 6:24 pm Wednesday, June 2, 2010

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world, a city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Til heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do so and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shall not kill; and whosoever shall kill be in danger of the judgment: but I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.” Matthew 5:13-22.

Thought for the week: “Miracles from God.”

“I’m truly touched by miracles that bless my life each day. As I’m thanking God for one, I see another come my way. The vastness of the ocean, the beauty of the sky, the splendor of the universe, all in God’s watchful eye. Large trees and lovely flowers, the many singing birds, the colors of the rainbow, true beauty without words. Huge canyons and great mountains, large rivers and small streams, the beauty of fall colors, and the miracles of dreams. The beginning of a tiny life from conception on through birth, the process known as aging, as we live upon this earth. Yes, life is filled with miracles given by God’s mighty hand. Each day they’re greatly multiplied and as abundant as the sand.”

Morning Star Baptist Church in Clanton will host a Unity Fellowship Day beginning at noon on June 5 at E.M. Henry Park in Clanton. Guests will be Jo Jo McToy of 105.7 in Montgomery, Minister Tremaine Benson of First Baptist Church in Rockford, Pastor Sylvester Mixon of Unity Christian Center in Saginaw, Pastor Wales Williams of The Harvest Place in Calera, MSBC College Choir, Tribe of Judah and Oak Grove Baptist Church. Everyone is invited to attend.Worship service at the Holly Grove Church in Jemison began with praise, service of prayer, scripture and songs.

The morning message was given by Pastor Dukes. His theme: “A Strong Christian Woman.” Paul is talking to Titus, a young preacher, telling him how to teach his people. Speak sound doctrine, not something that sounds good. Teach them to be sober and to be sound in love. Cover yourself with God’s word.

Our sympathy goes out to the family of Mr. Leon Goodson in their time of bereavement.Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 4 at New Convert Baptist Church in Maplesville. Agee Brother’s Funeral Home directing.

On our sick list this week are: Lee Anna Worthey, Queen Worthey, Earl Davis, Bertha Gates, Nathaniel Shortridge, Joseph McCall, Ethel Smith, Rosa McCall, Dora Archie and Jo Ann Gill. May God heal, strengthen and keep them in His care is our prayer.

–Emily Agee’s column appears each Thursday.