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Take off your sandals!

“God said, ‘Don’t come any closer. Remove your sandals from your feet. You’re standing on holy ground.’” Exodus 3:5 Moses came across a burning bush and heard a voice. God became visible to Moses through an angel of the Lord … Continue reading

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Shoes or no shoes …

“If a person climbs over or through the fence of a sheep pen instead of going through the gate, you know he’s up to no good….” John 10:1

As a teenager, I crawled over a fence to steal a pumpkin. Confession is supposedly good for the soul. Actually, I didn’t get a pumpkin–my conscience kicked in just in time to keep me from becoming a thief. However, I did climb through the fence with the intension of doing something risky and wrong.

Jesus uses another great parable to explain the best way to get to God. He uses sheep–an animal that has no reasoning power. However, they are smart enough to know the sound of their shepherd’s voice. Jesus is referring to us when we act like sheep. He calls to us and keeps the gate open at all times. There’s no need to try to sneak through a fence. Afterall, no one can pull the wool over his eyes. Hmmm, perhaps it’s this prable that gave us this little phrase.

Lord, you know I can’t get anything past you–or my conscience–a gift from you. Amen. Continue reading

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My plagues…

“I’ll intervene and hit Egypt where it hurts–oh, my miracles will send them reeling!” Exodus 3:19 God is helping Moses get the Istraelites out of Egypt. God knew the king would not let them go, unless convinced. If you read … Continue reading

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