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“The Bible is to God what a surgical glove is to the surgeon.”

A thought by Max Lucado (2013-04-29) from his book, Facing Your Giants: God Still Does the Impossible(p. 102). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Have you ever been in a situation and wondered what God does God wants me to do?We the Bible is for sure a very good place to start.
Here is what the Bible says in Hebrews 4: 12 (NIV), “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart”
Max says, “’Living and active.’ The words of the Bible have life! Nouns with pulse rates. Muscular adjectives. Verbs darting back and forth across the page. God works though these words. The Bible is to God what a surgical glove is to the surgeon. He reaches through them to touch deep within you.”
He does that.I have personally found that true.Have you?
He goes on, “In a late, lonely hour, you read the words ‘I will …

“God has the last word on death.”

A thought by Max Lucado (2013-04-29) from his book, Facing Your Giants: God Still Does the Impossible(p. 94). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I know, I know this can be a morbid subject.  But for many, this is the giant they need to face.
This next week, I will be headed into a new decade.I will be 70.And there are some emotional complications with getting older and getting closer.My mom is in her 90’s which means she is getting very close.Death is a difficult subject, isn’t it?
Max says, “God has the last word on death. And, if you listen, he will tell you the truth about your loved ones. They’ve been dismissed from the hospital called Earth. You and I still roam the halls, smell the medicines, and eat green beans and Jell-O off plastic trays. They, meanwhile, enjoy picnics, inhale springtime, and run through knee-high flowers. You miss them like crazy, but can you deny the truth? They have no pain, doubt, or struggle. They really…