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In the Reader’s Digest recurring feature, Finish The Sentence, readers were invited to submit their response to this sentence: “The one thing I’d save in a fire is…” Answers poured in from around the United States and included statements like: “My beloved porcelain doll,” “My original-edition Nancy Drew collection,” “My computer,” “My journals,” My Picture Albums, “My three dogs, four birds, three turtles, and two goldfish.” But the response that stood out above all the rest was from Rick in Lemont, Illinois. He said, “The one thing I’d save in a fire is…my wife.”

Great answer!

Isn’t it amazing how quickly our sense of values is drawn to things rather than to people? The Word of God elevates the lives of human beings to the highest value among God’s creative actions. Genesis 1:27:” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Paul goes on to additionally declare God’s intention for transforming us in salvation. Ephesians 2:10: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Living daily in light of this foundational truth will have a daily effect on not only what I choose to do, but also in how I treat others around me.

As we enter this week, let’s commit to taking the next steps in honoring God’s intention by prioritizing people as the treasures they are and thus honoring the excellent nature of God’s incredible grace and truth to us.

From a Shepherd’s Heart,
Pastor Perry Kallis


 

At the end of Ephesians 5, the Apostle Paul illustrates how to live out God’s purposes in the most practical ways, beginning with…. marriage. This most foundational of all human relationships should be marked with a commitment to God, love, and submission. Godly marriage has been compared to the mission of a couple climbing a mountain. They desperately need one another to safely ascend. But in the process, they are not only accomplishing a trip, they are bonding into a loving unit. This bonding happens because of the shared effort, the panoramic beauty, but also the dangerous challenges. Join us as we consider the truth of marriage on God’s mission.


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