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“We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done.  For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: …

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) In Luke 17:12-19,  Jesus was making his way into the city where ten lepers lived.  When they saw Jesus, they cried out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” The highly contagious leprosy had caused repulsive nodules, bumps and the rotting away of their skin.  Jesus healed them and then told them to go to the priest, as was the custom, to be declared clean. Once the priest declared them clean, they no longer had to live isolated. Out of the…

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” I Thessalonians 5:18 With all the turmoil and strife that is in our world today, it is sometimes easy to forget that God is in complete control and that He sees a much bigger picture than we do.  It sometimes seems like we are questioning what He is doing, thinking we could do a better job of managing this world. He has told us we are to walk by faith and not by sight.  In His love and mercy, He has hidden the…