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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Old Yet New [Kentucky Sinkhole]

Dave Branon: In 2014, a sinkhole opened up under the National corvette Museum in Kentucky, swallowing eight vintage, irreplaceable Chevrolet Corvette sports cars.

   The automobiles were severely damaged — some beyond repair. One car in particular received a lot of attention. The one-millionth Corvette, which rolled off the assembly line in 1992, was the most valuable in the collection. (Sinkhole in Kentucky, Google image)
    What happened to that gem after it was pulled from the sinkhole is fascinating. Experts restored the car to mint condition, mainly by using and repairing its original parts. 

   [Click on the words below the next photo, and read all about it and view the pictures! There's even some videos you can watch of the hole being filled in, and of the 1 millionth Corvette being restored!] 
Ribbon cutting for sinkhole construction
      The old and damaged was made new.

   This is a great reminder of what God has in store for believers in Jesus. In Revelation 21:1, John spoke of seeing "a new heaven and a new earth." 

   Many biblical scholars see this "new" earth as a renovated earth, for their study of the word new Here reveals that it means "fresh" or "restored" after the decay of the old has been wiped away. 

   God will renovate what is corrupt on this earth and provide a fresh, yet familiar place where believers will live with Him.

   What an amazing truth to contemplate: a new, refreshed, familiar, and beautiful earth. Imagine the majesty of God's handiwork!

Let's pray-

   Father, with this story as an example of full restoration, we can believe that You plan to renovate our world into its original beauty too, someday, just as they have the Corvette.
   As it's a glorious future believers in Jesus have, may we understand what will be our reward for believing and faithfully following Your Word each day.
   We ask for further enlightenment on this subject, to encourage us to serve You in the way You've lead us to, and with the talents You've given each of us.
   I ask this is Jesus' name. Amen.

I invite you to check out my friend, Debbie McEwen's new blog post and find out why.

Today's Bible verses-

(Revelation 21:1- 4 NIV) "Then I saw a new Heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. (v 2) I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. (v 3) And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. (v 4) He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.' "

Today's quote-

Oswald Chambers: "No enthusiasm will ever stand the strain that Jesus Christ will put upon His worker, only one thing will, and that is a personal relationship to Himself which has gone through the mill of His spring cleaning until there is only one purpose left—I am here for God to send me where He will. Every other thing may get fogged, but this relationship to Jesus Christ must never be." (p. 554 of Devotions for MORNING and EVENING with OSWALD CHAMBERS, 1994).

Today's sermon spotlight-

January 29, 2017 CFC Sermons:

Maturing in Prayers
Speaker:  Daniel Paladin
Series: Teach Us to Pray
Location CFC Potsdam

Equipping Prayers
Speaker: Rick Sinclair
Series: Teach Us to Pray
Location: CFC Madrid

CFC SERMONS  You can check out the many sermons to select the ones of interest to you. Click speakers to choose a minister's name, and his list of sermons for you to choose from. 

CFC Potsdam church has a live service at 10 am Sunday's for shut-ins. If for some reason you can't make it to the church you usually attend, click on the above link, and still get fed!

Upcoming posts-

#89 Give God Time to Answer- Part 1
7th- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

#88 Give God Time to Answer- Part 2
9th- Thursday's post by Dr. Wesley l. Duewel

God's Immeasurable Goodness
11th- Saturday's post by Judy Pierce

#91 How Long Must You Persevere?
14th-- Tuesday's post by Dr. Wesley L. Duewel

Jean's blog (Click to see snippets of recent posts)

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31-day Devotional 
Jean's testimony

Sample verses from p. 108-

Lord God, May Our
Hearts Come to Know

"Lord God, may our hearts come to know
That You will be enough.
It is with hope that we will grow
Through trials that are tough.

May we now see that You do care
To guide us through each day.
We long to know that You are there
And show us what to say."

(Published by Lighthouse Publishing 
                   of the Carolinas. Used by permission).

 A great gift for someone who may need help 
to prepare for marriage, and for those in a
marriage, wanting some helpful advice.

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