Matthew 12:15-21

Passage Lookup

While living among us on earth, Jesus never wanted headlines but only to empower others. The way He lived communicated far more eloquently than anything He said or did. Crowds gathered together to be in the presence of a kind and faithful friend named Jesus. Today, we are authorized to spread news about Him and be shaped by the example He set.

An example in modern times of a man that demonstrated a humble and kind attitude took place in April of 1939. He was one of the greatest first baseman of all time. Known for being a great hitter and up until 1995 held the record for playing in the most consecutive games. His career was cut short by the neuromuscular disease now known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He gave “The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth” speech on July 4th, 1939 in front of 61,000 fans: Lou Gehrig’s Speech . When someone can be thankful even as bad things happen, that’s the type of humility and good natured attitude we can look up to.

Holy Spirit dove window

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The most important aspect of life is our relationship with God. My prayer is that you were blessed by the video. Let us with cheerful confidence commit our souls to so kind and faithful a friend as Jesus. Let us lay aside contentious and angry debates; let us receive one another as Christ receives us. Pray today for the Holy Spirit to work in you and to help you follow the example of Jesus.

About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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