David’s reign over Israel was nearing its end. He was a shepherd, a warrior, a hero, a king, a psalmist, and a sinner. And through it all he never lost his faith or his desire to live for the Lord. Now in his final years, as he reflects on all that God has done for him, David writes a song of thankfulness and love for the Lord. “I call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised.” (v. 22:4) …
The penalty of sin results in a debt that we all owe. And knowing that not one of us has the ability to pay on our own, Jesus Christ came. He came to become the only sacrifice acceptable to God and stamp our debt paid in full. With His death on the Cross, Christ provided to everyone that would believe on His name, the gift of eternal life. And now Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father waiting until it’s time to come once again. This time, Jesus returns not to offer salvation, but to come for His beloved bride. To call home those who eagerly have waited for His return. Oh how I long for that glorious day, and I cry, “Maranatha!” Come soon Lord Jesus!
Michigan High School Reverses Decision Banning Christian Speech for Valedictorian
Graduation is a major milestone in persons life. And when valedictorian, Elizabeth Turner prepared to give her speech crediting Jesus for her success, a Michigan high school said no. But now the school is reversing its opposition after a complaint alleged the principal’s criticism was violating the First Amendment, the student’s attorneys announced. Turner’s speech read, “For me, my future hope is found in my relationship with Christ. By trusting in him and choosing to live a life dedicated to bringing his kingdom glory, I can be confident that I am living a life with purpose and meaning.” Read more about the reversal here.
Blues Clues Enlists Drag Queen for Gay Pride Parade Sing Along
The popular children’s show, Blues Clues, has jumped on the promoting gay lifestyle bandwagon. A song in the children’s cartoon show features a drag queen singing to children about gay, transgender, and nonbinary animals. Another video in the pride series features Blue and host Josh opening mail from children who talk about equality, sexual orientation, and the various pride flags. The segment also shows children who speak highly of gay and transgender people in their own lives and what they mean to them. Read more about the parade sing along here.
A Virginia Teacher Is Suspended After Refusing To Use Transgender Pronouns
A Loudoun County, Virginia, teacher has been placed on administrative leave after saying he won’t address transgender students by their preferred pronouns. Leesburg Elementary School teacher Byron Tanner Cross told the county’s school board that the use of preferred gender pronouns for transgender students was against his religion during the board’s Tuesday meeting. cross is quoted as saying, “I’m a teacher, but I serve God first,” Cross said. “I will not affirm that a biological boy can be a girl and vice versa because it’s against my religion. It’s lying to a child, it’s abuse to a child and it’s sinning against our God.” Read more about his suspension here.
11 year Old Girl with Autism Wins Guinness World Record
Sanaa Hiremath is like many 11-year-olds with the same interests. But unlike other children her age, and most adults, Sanaa can solve any math problem without using a calculator, pen, or paper. Even after being diagnosed as autistic at just wo years old and failed math in the second grade because of her disability, she’s solving problems an engineering student would solve at MIT. To earn her Guinness World Record, Sanaa was timed while multiplying a dozen randomly generated digits. She completed the daunting task in under 10 minutes. Read more about this remarkable young girl here.
Many have unsuccessfully tried to predict the time when the Lord will return. But Jesus Himself tells us that no one knows that exact day and hour but God. For as Acts 1:7 tells us, “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority.” So instead of throwing around false predictions, we should instead be living on alert, ready for His return. We are to keep working for God’s kingdom while recognizing the signs and seasons of the approaching times. And we are to keep preparing ourselves as a bride lovingly prepares for her bridegroom. Until that glorious day when Jesus calls us home.