Friday Coffee with PJ

Well ... running a bit late this morning. Already had my coffee ... may have another cup. But for what they're worth, here are a couple of random thoughts for your day.

1. All of us need daily reminders. In fact, both the App Store (Apple) and Google Play (Google's version of Apple's App Store) have numerous offerings to help us remember the stuff of life. But there are some really important things that we need to remind ourselves of on a daily basis.These are big realities about God and us that can easily get pushed aside. And when that happens, we can lose our grip on what really does matter in life. Take a moment and read Ten Big Daily Reminders, one of Desiring God's most read blog posts of all time. You will be better for it!

2.  A cease fire accord was signed Wednesday by the warring factions in the Central African Republic. So perhaps this is a good first step toward greater stability in this impoverished and war weary country. Please continue to pray for the people of the CAR and for the ministry of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

3. Yesterday my wife and I attended the production of Moses at Sight and Sound Theater here in Lancaster County (vs. the theater the company owns and operates in Branson, Missouri). The performance was marked by striking sets (think three stages - center and both sides), a variety of very lively animals, powerful vocals and a number of surprises. The story of Moses came to life in a wonderful way. But what my wife and I most appreciated was the conclusion of the show. For in its final moments, it was no longer Moses who was center stage. It was Jesus the Christ. Like Moses, Jesus delivers his people from their bondage. And like the passover lamb whose blood was smeared over the doorposts of the children of Israel's homes, so the blood of Jesus as our passover lamb, when applied to our lives, removes the sin that keeps us in bondage. As Jesus himself said, "If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed" (John 8:31-32, 36). After the curtain fell, an invitation was given to one and all to come to the front if they had any questions about how to find freedom in Christ. I pray that many who come to Sight and Sound seeking entertainment, will find much more than merely a good time. May they find the One True God and the freedom that comes only through his Son Jesus Christ. And if you have any questions on just how you can find forgiveness and freedom, check out Two Ways to Live: The Choice We All Face.

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