Saturday, September 10, 2022


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.

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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,”


10 thoughts on “Saturday, September 10, 2022

  1. God, give us the courage to tell others about Jesus. There are plenty of opportunities to do so. Please help us not to falter in reaching out to a hurting world with the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Bless and encourage all fellow bloggers, today. Minister to those who have health issues, family issues, and every kind of concern. Fill Teresa with Your peace as she faces surgery on Monday. You are our helper!

  2. Amen.
    May we be able to witness to others with words that make sense to the unchurched with words that they can understand…in their language;not in Christianese.May God bless

    The World Forgot

    The world forgot what is right
    For we were supposed to teach them,
    By sharing with them the light
    But we could not reach them.

    Not long ago we ‘were’ them
    Until we found the light He gives;
    The One the world would condemn,
    Then died to show He lives.

    They don’t want to know our ways
    For they think their ways suit them best,
    But we know how it dismays
    When one begins the quest.

    We must begin to reach out
    Or we may loose them all to sin,
    So we must defeat the doubt,
    To plant the seed within.

    Using words at their command
    Will allow His word to imbed,
    Thus they can then understand
    Why He rose from the dead.
    GW(Bill) Marshall/26 July, 2015

    • Beautiful William, poem and comment. May God bless all teachers and preachers of his Word.

      Blessings on all bloggers this and every day God grants us.

  3. Yes to all above. Use even us to do Your will, to bring Your Word to others.

    Thank You for people like Charles Schulz, who used his talents to bring Your Word to millions through his Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon.

    Help us also to use the talents and gifts You give to help others know and follow You. Thank You, Lord, for using what we think of as little things for glorious purposes, in Jesus’s name, amen

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