Story of the day:  An Awesome Number

   We use many words every day and the words that we use in our daily speaking come from the alphabet that we learned as children.  We would sing the ABC song many different times to memorize them, trace the letters in order to be experts in writing them, and put them together to formulate words.  The letters became more than just letters, they became tools for communication.

   And even if writing sentences wasn’t enough, we came up with books and journals, the list is endless.  “Can you imagine the number of words it took to write a thirty-volume set of the Encyclopedia Britannica?  It must be an awesome number, but an even more amazing thing is that even these books only took using the twenty-six different letters” that we learned as children to formulate the words.  “The authors did not have to go outside of the alphabet to assemble that massive collection of knowledge.  It provided them everything they needed for this one task.”

   And just as important as the alphabet is to formulating words in an Encyclopedia, Jesus Christ is “God’s everything” for all situations.  He is the Alpha and the Omega, and we do not have to go outside of Him for anything that we need.” (Robinson)

Quote of the day:  St. Bonaventure

“In all your deeds and words, you should look on Jesus as your model, whether you are keeping silence or speaking, whether you are alone or with others.”

Bible verse of the day:  Revelation 1:8

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come the Almighty.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for being Everything I need in this life.  And just as the words in an Encyclopedia are countless, You and the things You do for me are more than a set amount of words contained in a book.  The words that I use are gifts from You and I pray that I measure my words carefully so that I might be a good source of encouragement to those around me and those that I have yet to meet.  I thank You for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen

 

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