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Luke 12:22, John 1:1, John 14:27

My family receives e-mail from Web MD and one was entitled, “Nine Ways Worrying Can Wreck Your Health.”  The subsequent slideshow revealed that worrying can “speed up heart rate” and “raise your blood sugar.”  Also, “Your body may not fight germs as well.”

Jesus doesn’t need to subscribe to Web MD health tips.  Jesus was with God in the beginning and knows what we need and don’t need.    While on earth, so long ago, He instructed others not to worry.  At one point, Jesus specifically mentioned the heart.  He didn’t want our hearts to be troubled.  If you look up troubled on, a synonym is “worried stiff.”  Jesus doesn’t want us to be worried stiff.

Jesus said He can give peace.  Whenever we’re tempted to worry, let’s remember to trust Jesus for the peace only He can give.


Luke 9:28-33

Whenever I read Luke 9:33, it makes me smile.  While Moses and Elijah are leaving Jesus, Peter proposes making shelters for each of them.  This verse says, “…(He did not know what he was saying.)”  So, maybe later, Peter thought, “Why did I say that?”

I went to two sources for insight on Luke 9:33.  Liberty Bible Commentary says, “The three disciples were fast asleep while all this was transpiring, and were surprised by what they saw when they awoke.”

The Reformation Study Bible  by R. C. Sproul says, “Peter suggests building structures of some kind, perhaps to enable the experience to be prolonged.”

Peter probably didn’t know that people in the future would be analyzing his words.  Poor Peter.  His heart was in the right place.

Awhile back, my parents gave me a journal by Sandy Clough entitled, “A Garden of Hope.”  The book is generously sprinkled with Scripture.  If you could use some helpful words in this crazy world, please read these excerpts:

“Can I really let entertainment pour immorality and violence into my eyes and ears and not damage my soul?  Psalm 101:3 contains a commitment to put no evil thing before my eyes.”

“Hope has a name, and it is Jesus, the name above all names…I know what you need from me is to surrender to your will and your purposes.  Lord, I gladly give you the ownership of the garden of my heart, knowing that I can completely trust you with the results.  You are everything I need.”

“The bad news of the day cannot hold back spring.  Even wars-or rumors of war-will not keep the life within the bulb of the lily from pushing it up through the dirt and unfurling its petals into a dazzling trumpet…Nor can difficult circumstances hinder the unstoppable work of your Spirit in my life, Lord.”

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the Day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6, NASB).”