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Reminders in life

The other night Elaine and I watched "Jesus Revolution". We had seen it in the theater when it first came out. Interestingly we did something we rarely if ever do, we watched a movie again.


As I watched, I was again drawn into the story that is told of that time in the life of Greg Laurie and his wife Cathe. The timeline is about 1968 to 1972 and they are high school students and that coincides with our life. We graduated in 1970 from high school and we just celebrated our 52nd Wedding Anniversary this past Monday.


If you have seen the movie, you can appreciate the story line and if you haven't, I urge you to see it. For convenience, if you have Netflix it is on that platform right now. The story line is one that 2 very young, yet seeking kids find Jesus in a very tumultuous time. If you really think about it, there are always, have been, and always will be tumultuous times. There will also always be the need of a Savior.


The story line within the story is that of Chuck Smith and Lonnie Frisbee. We learn a lot about what goes on even in the lives of those God is using for His glory. As a believer, one of the things I was appreciative of was the Scriptures which were used in many situations in the movie. I don't where and when in the story the movie took any literary privilege to insert something to make the story more enjoyable, but it seems to be an honest one of what happened in the lives of the characters and that time in history.


I say all of that in order to make the point that what the story tells is an important one. God has always and continues to declare His truth through His Word and those who proclaim it. It is always imperative that the Word never become what man would want it to be or say. We see that happening still today with some who make the case to alter or misrepresent the Holy Scriptures.


As you are all aware, we read Scripture each day as a part of our reading through the Bible each year. This year we are reading it chronologically and today I was in Isaiah 49-53. I would really encourage you to read this important portion of Scripture. When you get to chapter 53 this is what you will read about the suffering servant and it says in Isaiah‬ ‭53‬:‭6‬ ‭NLT‬‬-


“All of us, like sheep, have strayed away. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet the Lord laid on him the sins of us all.”

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As I sat there, I read those chapters and was reminded by the Holy Spirit that as the old hymn says "Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe, sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow".


I know that I need these reminders in my life each day and hope that this is one for you today.


In God's Grace,


Elbert Nasworthy



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