Study Reminder – Week 11

Hello to you all!

Things happen sometimes that cause me to wonder, “Is God telling me something?”  For example, just yesterday I found that the kids left out an open bag of chips at snack time after school.  I must confess, I have a hard time passing up chips if they are right in front of me.  So, before closing up the bag and putting it away, I took a chip out.  To my astonishment, and to the thrill of my kids, the chip had a hole in it in the shape of a cross!  “Cool!,” I thought.  Then, I thought, “Does this mean something?”

I tried to remember if I recently asked God for any signs.  No, I don’t remember asking him to remind me to watch what I eat.  Maybe I am just putting too much emphasis on a chip with a hole in it that was probably caused from a bad potato.  Then again, I am happy to know that my kids’ first reaction, as well as my own, was that the hole was a cross.  We didn’t say, “Yuk! This chip is burnt” or “this chip is a bad one.”  Instead, we automatically saw the good in the chip.

I don’t think seeing the good in things is ever a bad thing.  Jesus always saw the good in people, despite what society saw in them.  Take for instance the tax collectors in the readings this week.  Despite what others thought of them, Jesus used them as examples of how to be a Child of God.  He saw their goodness.

May we all see the good, like Jesus did.

We are now halfway through our 8-week study session.  Only four weeks left.  Is everyone doing okay?  Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, advice, or concerns about the study material, LGB website, etc.  And don’t forget to share your thoughts on the Week 11 page.

Blessings to you all,

Angie

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