Journey Update: February 2020

The past month of January was almost consumed with our Journey to India. One week prior to leaving in preparation, two weeks on the journey, and one week recovering from jet-lag and catching up on the home-front. It was a long journey but a great and rewarding trip for Pastor Butch Suddath and I. Pastor Reddy and his family took great care of us by receiving us into their home, feeding us, and driving almost 800 miles in our time together.

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Do We Look for Another?

John the Baptist was the forerunner of Christ.  He was sent to prepare the way for Jesus.  He jumped in his mother’s womb when Mary, pregnant with Jesus, visited his mother.  In later years on the banks of the river he declared Jesus to be the Lamb who would take away the sins of the world.  He baptized Jesus in the Jordan River and was present when the Spirit descended like a dove and remained on Jesus.  I am sure he heard the words of the Father from Heaven directed to Jesus, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased” (Luke 3:22 NKJV).

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Journey Update: January 2020

A new decade is upon us! The year 2020 is here and a lot has happened in the last ten years—some good and some bad. It seems the world is a little crazier now than then. Tens years ago, there were many things in our culture that was not acceptable but now is celebrated. The scripture describes our time quite well, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20 NKJV)! People’s attitude toward sin changes like the wind but God and His Word does not change. Truth is not fluid.

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The Baby Grew Up…

We are now finished with the Christmas season except for the packing away of tinsel and bows. During this past season as always, the true believers celebrated Christ’s birth and the secularists celebrated “Christmas”. We who hold and celebrate the Virgin Born Son—Jesus Christ could kick and scream about the commercialization of Christmas, but next year Walmart will still have their big screen TVs on sale. But I want you to know—The Baby Grew Up…

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Old Shepherd of Bethlehem

Occasionally, I will do a one-man drama of a character as an illustrated message in church.  This past Sunday I portrayed one of the old shepherds who heard the angels and had seen the Baby Jesus in the stable as is depicted in Luke chapter 2.  I had not planned to record the drama but a church member recorded it on his iPhone and airdropped it to me.  SO HERE IT IS!

Thanks for watching.  Blessings to you.

Yours on the Journey,

Harry L. Whitt

Kids (and Old Men) Are Funny

I have been a kid and I think I was a funny kid.  I am a father with two grown children and my kids had some funny moments that we still laugh about as a family.  Each of us have retold the stories from our own perspective and we all laugh again.  Now I am a grandfather of five ranging in age from about sixteen months to almost thirteen years old.  My grandchildren are especially funny–in a good way.  We have lots of fun.

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Things As Well With Me As They Are

I remember some of the old timers testifying in my childhood country church, “I thank the Lord, that things are as well with me as they are!” If you had asked them to explain, they would have added: “There are a whole bunch of people who are in worse shape than me. I may not be rich, but I have enough. I am so thankful for what I do have. I could be dead. I should be dead. I can still do for myself. God has been good to me and mine.”

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Marriage is God’s Idea!!!

“When you open the box and assemble the parts without reading the directions, you will have leftover parts.  Read the manual—God’s Word.”

In the beginning, God in His wisdom established the building block of society and community known as the family.  This family begins with the union of a man and woman.  Society and community begins and properly functions from this basis.

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