One Minute Devotional 05/19/2019

THE JOY OF THE CHOCOLATE BUNNY

Never met anyone who did not like a creamy, milk chocolate bunny for Easter. Large, small; it doesn’t matter what size as long as it is sweet and melts in the mouth.

Easter morning is a lot like that delectable chocolate bunny. It is sweet and it brings great joy (without adding more pounds from the sugar). We dress up in our finest and we enjoy the fellowship of others who have done just as we’ve done. We pull out all of the “stops” in our worship of God, joyfully singing, praising Him and spending time in His Word.

So, why can’t we, don’t we, continue this sweetness and joy for the rest of the year? Maybe it’s because it is just too hard to keep this level of joy going. Perhaps what happens is that we just slip back into the problems of this sin-broken world often without realizing that we’ve done so. It’s so easy to get caught up in the daily needs and pressures of life. We often run out of energy before we run out of day.

There is a solution to this problem that can be just as sweet as that chocolate Easter bunny. Why not turn over those things that weigh us done. Turn over to Him what you can’t, or don’t want, to handle. Ask Him to strengthen you, to give you patience, and for help in placing the priorities of your life where He would have them be.

Scripture: Psalm 16:11

One Minute Devotional 03.31.2019

Spring Has Sprung

One of the beauties of God’s creation is the ever-changing rotation of the seasons. With each new day, each new season, God’s handiwork is displayed anew.

It has often been said that “I will only believe in God if you can prove that He exists.” For the Christian, there are a number of problems with this statement which follow from the fact that man cannot possibly prove the existence of his Creator any more than a piece of pottery can prove the existence of the one who made it.

The seasons, however, raise some interesting questions concerning the existence of God.

  • Is it a cosmic accident that the crocus comes up the same time each year clothed in majestic colors?
  • What causes the crabapple tree to be covered with beautiful blossoms?
  • What is the source of the rain, or snow, that falls to nourish the earth?
  • Who designed the process of conception that produces the newborn calf?

As much as man says that he is responsible and that he fully understands the mechanisms, it is only God that can make these things happen.

So, when you spot that first crocus bloom, don’t forget to take time to thank God for His handiwork.

Scripture: Psalm 104