DayBreaks for 12/29/11 – What Have You Done Today?

DayBreaks for 12/29/11 – What Have You Done Today?           

The ultimate price was God's Son

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; 7 for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the desert, 9 where your fathers tested and tried me, though they had seen what I did. 10 For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.” 11 So I declared on oath in my anger, “They shall never enter my rest.” – Psalm 95:6-11

During the Second World War there was a young boy in a small town who had to go to the drugstore for his mother. As he arrived at the drugstore, he saw a poster on the front window that made a great impression upon him. It was the picture of an American soldier dressed in full battle uniform lying flat on his face, dead in the sands of a South Pacific island. He was lying there with the ocean cradling his body, and at the bottom of the poster was this question: “What have you done for your country today that’s worth this soldier dying yesterday?”

Now I want you to look back at a date long before WW2.  Let your mind carry you to a hillside outside of Jerusalem.  This is Calvary.  Open the eyes of your heart and look upon a cross, see Jesus, the Savior, the Son of God, as he writhes in agony as he pays the price for your sins and the sins of the world.  Ask yourself the question: “What have you done for Christ today that’s worth what He gave for you on Calvary?”

Let me tell you now: not one of us can find anything you have done or will do, either this day or any other day, that was worth the sacrifice of the Son of God.  Yet, it happened, not because of something we’d done that put him in our debt, but simply because of who we are – His creation, made in His image.

PRAYER: How little we appreciate all that You accomplished in Your sacrifice on Calvary, how little we should You our appreciation and thanks!!  Let us not ever forget that scene on the Jerusalem hillside, and be people of appreciative action.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2011 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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2 thoughts on “DayBreaks for 12/29/11 – What Have You Done Today?

  1. In Deuteronomy:8:3 He kept these people there to teach them out of his love for them,so they would one day enter into the promised lands but he stipulates they should always remember him and give thanks to Him he wanted to humble them and prove them because he knew their hearts.He told them “Thou should aslo consider in verse 5 in their hearts that a man is chasteneth his son,so the L<ord does to his that he loves.He fed them manna so they would know that man does not live by bread alone but EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDETH OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE LORD DOTH MAN LIVE. Thhis is a powerful story of the sheperd and his love for his sheep to.
    There is a wonderful story told about how a shepherd cares for his sheep – especially for the one who does not stay close. To preserve the life of that sheep, the shepherd goes out and seeks the straying sheep to save him from danger and harm. He does this over and over to save the life of that poor stubborn sheep. Finally the shepherd brings him back and very carefully breaks his leg. He wraps the leg carefully in strips of cloth and then places him on his shoulders around his neck. The shepherd carries him until the leg heals. During that time the injured sheep smells the shepherd, he feels the pulse beat of the shepherd's neck and begins to feel the concern the shepherd has for him – he knows he is protected and loved. When the leg is finally healed, the shepherd unwraps the leg of the sheep very carefully and puts him down along side of him. The sheep never goes away again.

  2. Peter feed my sheep,we need the spiritual food so we can be one with the creator but we also need to feed the flesh to.Being our brothers keepers we need to keep others fed in both body and spirit so they can be able to hear the word with a healthy mind and a starving soul has a hard time to listen when his stomach is growling,so his mind is on his flesh and not what you are telling him Jesus fed the multitude and he preached to well fed groups on giving and sharing the bible and out of their bounties.Most people had no money back then and gave wheat for bread and corn and Oils to the Lords work. Everyone gave something even the poor widows mite was well appreciated for this story was never forgotten because she gave and could not afford to.We are our Brothers keepers and we need to share from our hearts to our country and the poor here and others spread out in other lands less fortunate then our selves. God will increase your giving if you give cheerfully to others,sharing is caring:) Blessings and Peace!

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