Saturday, September 10, 2016


Today’s Reading: Luke 2-3

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In Nazareth Village, a favourite place for tourists to see First Century life, a father teaches his son about caring for sheep.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Luke 2:20

Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.


Just before His ascension back into Heaven, Jesus told His followers, “You shall be witnesses to Me” (Acts 1:8). Now, at His entry into a human life, we see one of the finest examples of “witnessing.” The shepherds did exactly what a witness is to do. They told others what they had seen and heard. Too often, we make excuses for not witnessing, such as, “I can’t answer people’s questions,” or, “I haven’t memorized enough of the Bible,” or, “I don’t know enough theology,” or “I’m too shy,” etc., etc. The shepherds worried about none of these things. They were excited about what had happened to them, and they ran to tell others. Jesus, at 12 years old, took on the Doctors of the Law, engaging them in conversation about the Scriptures. Remember, Jesus never used the fact that He was God to help Himself as a human person. He was 12 years old! We must not make excuses. As Jesus said about Himself, so we too need to do THE FATHER’S BUSINESS.


Dear Lord, I ask that I will be so enthusiastic about You and Your Word that I won’t be able to keep the Good News to myself. Help me to just do it! Amen!


I had heard the Good News since I was a child, but it was not until grade 12 in High School that, on the first Friday evening of December, I made my lifetime decision to truly be a follower of Jesus. The following Monday, in the locker room after basketball practice, I said, “Hey Guys, I’ve got something to tell you. Last Friday night I became a Christian. I gave my life to Jesus. You’re going to see a different Mainse around here from now on.” There was silence for a few seconds, and then some disparaging remarks. A few days later, I could not help but notice that several of my teammates were walking down the hall with me. They knew I meant business. I knew that I must be about my Heavenly Father’s business. That’s why I do this blog, and I know that if I did not share the Good News in my person-to-person conversations, I would be very selfish.

Yours for the “Father’s Business,”



15 thoughts on “Saturday, September 10, 2016

  1. These scriptures always brings renewed hope!
    And I believe that God’s timing is so perfect. The reminder of being about my Father’s business reminds me that there is always an opportunity to share with and tell others about the goodness of God and the blessing He offers us….that of eternal life.
    I’m reminded of the fact that in my daily interactions, it is important to Always lean on Him and stay encouraged as my actions also speak volumes. Others looking on should not have to think 2x about Christ living in me….No matter what.

  2. Yes, David I take your admonition. Soon I am going on a mission trip helping to give out Bibles. Would you please pray for me Pastor David and fellow bloggers for health as not as good as before, strength, ability to sleep well and especially I will hear the Lord’s voice clearly to share the Word in a testimony. Do trust you are improving David as we and the world need your witness and support as well as your family. So good to see you on the vlog Ron and hear your comments. I was surprised I have missed you a few days. God bless you saints and thank you for your prayers.

    • Agreeing with Beverlee in prayer for you Geraldine, prayer that the Lord go before you to prepare the way, and for the angels guard over you as you travel. Be strengthened in the Lord!!

    • Dear Geraldine, I pray the Lord’s richest blessings on you as you embark on your mission trip to give out Bibles. The Lord strengthen you and allow sleep to restore your and that you clearly would hear His voice and direction as to how to testify to others. Blessings dear
      saint in the Lord. Catherine

    • God bless you Ger! He has His arms around you and is leading you on this mission trip, lean on Him, feel his Comfort around you……God grant Ger a good nights sleep every night! Bless her health that she can rest very good at night and be especially awake and involved during the day….may her smile, her touch, her words be of comfort to others where ever she may go…..thank you Lord for this precious servant….go with her Lord…Thank you in Jesus Name we Pray AMEN

  3. Yes, for our Father’s business, amen!! Awesome vlog this morning with you, Ron–thank you. Praying for you, David, for renewed strength energy healing and rest as your body needs it. Here at Wesley Acres on my last day–such a beautiful place to be. Wishing all saints many blessings of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

    Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
    whose trust is the Lord.
    He is like a tree planted by water,
    that sends out its roots by the stream,
    and does not fear when heat comes,
    for its leaves remain green,
    and is not anxious in the year of drought,
    for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
    Jeremiah 17:7-8 ESV

    Lord I Need You, Chris Tomlin

  4. God bless you David Mainse and Norman-Jean and your family for your faithfulness in bringing forth this daily manna, so unselfishly, in this hour of need!! I pray “The Joy of the Lord be your strenght” at this time and always. Amen!!!

  5. Thank you once again Pastor David for your insight and testimony regarding the salvation of the Lord. I pray His healing upon your body at this time, and that renewed strength would be yours. Take time to rest in His loving arms and be restored daily as your minister to all of us on your blog.

    Sending love and prayers for a complete recovery from this infection.

    Blessings to your lovely wife Norma-Jean and the rest of your family.

  6. Thank you so much dear sisters Beverlee, Irene and Catherine. I am feeling some effect of your prayers already and appreciate them so much. God bless you and will try to keep you informed if possible.

  7. Congratulations on your 58th Wedding Anniversary. Reflect on what God has done for you both and look forward to many more great adventures together that you will have. The years seem to roll past so quickly.

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