Day: September 9, 2021

News Of The Day – September 9th

Max Lucado Diagnosed With Ascending Aortic Aneurysm

Pastor of Oak Hills church in San Antonio Texas, and Christian author Max Lucado, announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with a serious cardiovascular condition and asked for prayer. The 66-year-old said his doctors found a bulge in the large blood vessel closest to his heart, called an ascending aortic aneurysm. Lucado shared a short video about his health this week and requested followers join him in praying. “I am under the care of an outstanding medical team, and most of all, I am in the hands of a good God,” he said. Read more about his diagnosis here.


Trump And His Religious Advisors Launch New National Faith Advisory Board

In another sign Donald Trump is eyeing a run to regain the White House, the former president and his religious advisers announced the launch of a national faith advisory board aimed at reinvigorating his conservative Christian base. Trump, a former Presbyterian who converted to nondenominational Christianity near the end of his time in office, was asked during the announcement about his belief in God. “It’s all based around God, it’s so important,” he replied. “God is so important to the success of what we’re doing. Because without God, we have nothing.” Read more about the advisory board here.


Satanic Temple Claims Texas heartbeat Bill Infringes On Their Religious Freedom

Salem based, The Satanic Temple, is arguing that the new Texas heartbeat law, the law that bans most abortions in Texas after six weeks’ gestation, infringes on the group’s religious freedom. The group claims the Texas law imposes an “undue burden” on its “satanic abortion ritual.” Adding its members should have access to abortion pills as part of its faith-based right. The temple’s legal counsel have filed a letter with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more about their objections here.


Indians Boys Pay Respect At Military Funeral

In a wonderful display of respect, two boys in a southwestern Indiana city showed respect when they saw a funeral for an Army veteran last week. They hopped off their bicycles and stood quietly while “Taps” was being played. The funeral was for serviceman, Charles Everett Yorn, who died Aug. 29, according to his obituary. He was 89 and was born May 25, 1932, in Greenburg, Indiana. He was a longtime resident of Batesville. After the gun salute, the boys got back on their bokes and rode away. Read more about their inspiring act here.


September 9th – Proverbs 22:9

Proverbs 22:9

We’ve all heard that it is better to give than to receive. But do you truly believe it? If you do, are you actively searching daily for opportunities to give? And when you give do you do it begrudgingly, or with gladness? The condition of our heart when giving might not matter to the one receiving, but it matters to God. For He is the Originator of “paying it forward”, and wants us to follow His example cheerfully, and generously. The Lord blesses us abundantly with the intention of us passing on those blessings to others. For the harvest we reap comes from God alone. And when we share our bounty with others, not only does it please God, He promises to repay us above and beyond what we gave. But regardless of our reward, we should be eager to give because Jesus gave everything to us. And out of hearts of thankfulness, we need to sow as generously as did our Lord.