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How to satisfy hunger and thirst

Matthew 5:6 ERV

Great blessings belong to those who want to do right more than anything else.
    God will fully satisfy them.

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Copyright © 2006 by Bible League International

 

 

In her memoir, FIRE ROAD- the Napalm Girl’s Journey through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness and Peace ,  author  Kim Phuc Phan Thi  wrote,

“One of the passages that never failed to comfort me when I was feeling especially down was the list of blessings Jesus proclaimed to his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount.

There he says,

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.”  (Matthew 5:6)

I would run my finger along those phases, wondering if those words could really be true. If I pursue your ways, God, will you really satisfy that which is hungry in me?

What exactly did I hunger for back then? That which we all crave, I suppose:

  • safety and security
  • provision and unshakable peace
  • hope in the quietest of moments
  • the sense of family, so far from home.”

 

 

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Blessed to be a kid

Jesus Blesses the Children

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Lenten Words – Rest

Isaiah 40(NIV)

11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:
    He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
    he gently leads those that have young.

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 Matthew 11 (NIV)

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

 

We usually associate  Messiah with Christmas, but Handel wrote it to be performed at Easter. He drew the words of the songs from Scripture, choosing passages that tell the story of God sending Jesus to earth to redeem His people.

Handel’s Messiah has three acts, so many performances and recordings of Messiah use only the most popular songs, since the entire work is lengthy. This article will tell you about some of the songs you may already be familiar with including two that I have used in this series.

 

 

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Lenten Words – Comfort

 

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Today don’t worry about tomorrow-Weekend Words

Matthew 6 – Good News Translation (GNT)

25 “This is why I tell you: do not be worried about the food and drink you need in order to stay alive, or about clothes for your body. After all, isn’t life worth more than food? And isn’t the body worth more than clothes?

26 Look at the birds: they do not plant seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns; yet your Father in heaven takes care of them! Aren’t you worth much more than birds?

27 Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it?

28 “And why worry about clothes? Look how the wild flowers grow: they do not work or make clothes for themselves.

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29 But I tell you that not even King Solomon with all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these flowers.

30 It is God who clothes the wild grass—grass that is here today and gone tomorrow, burned up in the oven. Won’t he be all the more sure to clothe you? What little faith you have!

31 “So do not start worrying: ‘Where will my food come from? or my drink? or my clothes?’

32 (These are the things the pagans are always concerned about.) Your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things.

33 Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things.

34 So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.

 

 

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Weekend words is a regular feature of watercress words.

At the end of the work week we pause  to consider words of faith, hope and love

from the Bible and other carefully selected writings.

 

 

 

 

Jesus and kids-weekend words from Matthew

Children were brought to Jesus so he might put His hands on them Matthew 19:13

 

 

Jesus said, the kingdom of heaven is made up of people like this. Matthew 19:14

 

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Weekend words is a regular feature of watercress words. At the end of the work week we take a break from exploring strictly medical topics to read words of faith, hope and love from the Bible and other carefully selected writings.