Cute girls in our family!
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
– 1 Timothy 4:8
I really like the Olympics. I enjoy how healthy and strong the athletes look. Not like models or actors who are thin or have muscles for looks, but strong and lean because they have refined their bodies through great discipline to achieve excellence in strength, endurance, and precision. They glorify God, intentionally or not, by their effort. Yet despite all their work it is of only some value. Paul makes it clear in his letter to Timothy that Godliness has greater value. And the great thing is we can all pursue Godliness. And even greater is that it is Jesus Christ who makes us perfect. We fail without him. We all win the gold through him. I am thankful for the work of Godliness in me through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Has Been Made Perfect Forever
“For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. He has no need like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever” – Hebrews 7:26-28
We had a going away part with our small group at church. They have always been supportive and encouraging as we prepared for this move to Costa Rica and Peru. Here is a picture of most of our group.This following picture is more realistic picture of everyone. Thanks to everyone in our group for their prayers and support. We will miss you.
Another Good Post from the Diospi Suyana Website.
TV journalist Rolando Escaró donates blood
Many TV production teams have visited the Diospi Suyana hospital during the last few years. All of them have reported positively, some of them even exuberantly, about the “Hospital of Faith”, and ultimately helping Diospi Suyana. TV journalist Rolando Escaró went one big step further: he gave blood in support of the hospital work. This act of humanity was recently mentioned in a report that was broadcasted on national TV. Rolando Escaró thinks of himself as an agnostic. Nevertheless, he said the following: “It is said, that God’s existence is only visible when something that is obviously, impossible becomes a possibility.” He was referring to the missionary hospital, which, as a journalist, he had just visited for four days. Interesting!
TV journalist Rolando Escaró supporting the hospital with his blood
From the Diospi Suyana Hospital website. God works through the generous hearts of many people. The stories of generosity toward this work in the mountains of Peru are assurances of God’s involvement.
Another nice post by Jared Wilson.
Nice post by Jared Wilson at The Gospel Driven Church. I am so challenged by those who have sacrificed so much for the sake of the gospel.