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Luke 12:1, Romans 10:9, John 14: 2-3, 15

When I was a kid, my parents took my sister and my grandma to the Grand Ole Opry to see Loretta Lynn.  Mom said that the crowd was calm getting tickets, but since there was no reserved seating, when only one or two gates of all of the gates, opened, the crowd changed to a swarm, pushing to get through.  We had no choice but to submit to the momentum of the crowd.  Mom and Dad held on firmly to us and we reached seats in safety.

In Luke, there was a crowd of thousands upon thousands trying to experience Jesus.  In their struggle to get to Him, they began “trampling on one another.”  Jesus was and is famous.  If you want to see Him someday and you’re not saved, you can ask Him to forgive your sins, believe He rose from the dead, proclaim that He is Lord, and follow His commands.  Then, He will make arrangements for your reserved place in Heaven.  He already knows your name.  Place your reservations today!


1 John 4:7-8, 1 John 4:11-12, John 3:16, John 13:34, Romans 13:8, 1 Peter 3:8, 1 Peter 1:22

My grandma Topping was a Christian and very loving.  My mom said that Grandma’s last words before she died were, “Love one another.”  To honor her, I have a Scripture card with 1 John 4:7 near my side of the bed.

“Love one another” was spoken by Jesus as a command to Christians.  Later, Paul used those three words along with saying that those that love others have, “fulfilled the law.”

Peter said, “…love one another deeply…” and then reiterated, “love one another” a couple of chapters later.  In addition, John said in 1 John 4:7, “…love one another…” and then repeated the words twice in 1 John 4:11-12.

As far as I can tell, the words, “love one another” were said once by Paul, twice by Peter and Jesus, and three times by John.  When my grandma spoke those wise words from the Bible, she was concurring with their massive significance.

God wants us to “love one another.”  He loves you.   God showed extreme love by giving Jesus, His only son, to die for our sins.  God was/is loving and He IS love.  Valentine’s Day is about showing love.  Happy Valentine’s Day, God!

Genesis 6:9-22, Genesis 7-8

Surely nearly everyone has heard at least part of the Biblical account of Noah and the ark.  But have many stopped to think about his wife?  Though she’s not mentioned by name, she’s mentioned several times in Genesis.  She and Noah had three sons, Shem, Japheth and Ham.  So, she helped to raise three boys.  Once this family comes on the scene, all of the “boys” are married.  Since Noah was 600 years old at the time of the flood, I’m thinking his wife might have been about the same age.  This wife and mother was on the ark with her family and many animals probably experiencing ear-popping as they floated above the mountains.  What an adventure!

Later, Noah and his wife’s sons had quite a few kids.  So, if she was still around, she could have been a grandma too.

Being a mother can be so much fun!  Happy Mother’s Day!