Monday, September 10, 2018


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,”


9 thoughts on “Monday, September 10, 2018

  1. Lianne,
    Thank you for letting us know how you are doing. I thought of you and wondered how you were doing.
    I am so glad that the seizures aren’t as bad….thank you, Lord!
    I pray that you will get used to your new residence and it will soon feel “home” to you.
    May God continue to minister to you and heal your seizures completely!
    Blessings to you, dear sister.

  2. Thank you Daviid for ‘doing your Fathers’ business ‘ because I look forward toe reading your blog every day! What a treasure!

  3. I’m praying for you too,Lianne.

    ” Heavenly host “…I knew it was a ‘host of angels’ but I felt the meaning was incomplete so I googled it.In case anyone else was unsure of it’s meaning,this should clarify it.God bless
    …”The heavenly host participated in the War in Heaven. ”

    ‘” Heavenly host (Hebrew: צבאות‎ sabaoth or tzva’ot, “armies”) refers to the army (Luke 2:13) of angels mentioned both in the Hebrew and Christian Bibles, as well as other Jewish and Christian texts.

    The Bible gives several descriptions of angels in military terms, such as their encampment (Genesis 32:1-2), command structure (Psalms 91:11-12; Matt.13:41; Rev.7:2), and combat (Jdg.5:20; Job 19:12; Rev.12:7). The heavenly host participated in the War in Heaven. ”’

  4. Amen William for sharing your thoughts re “Heavenly host”!

    Thank You Father in Heaven for Your Great love and sending us Your Son Jesus Christ!!

    Thank You also for your angels guard over us!!

  5. Lord I had a room mate named Ross; he was excellent; he married a friend and moved;please send me someone again like Ross, very respectful;kind,honest;hard working; would be good company and the money to go on loan TY Lord in Jesus Name I ask that You would move my children to contact me, no abuse, no threats,just to talk,TY Lord amen

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