For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 1 Corinthians 1:17.
Those who read and listen to the sophistries that prevail in this age do not know God as He is. They contradict the Word of God, and extol and worship nature in the place of the Creator. While we may discern the workings of God in the things He has created, these things are not God…. The physical creation testifies of God and Jesus Christ as the great Creator of all things. “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:3, 4). The psalmist bears witness, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard” (Psalm 19:1-3)….
The uneducated heathen learns his lessons through nature and through his own necessities, and, dissatisfied with darkness, he is reaching out for light, searching for God in the First Great Cause. There is recorded in Genesis various ways in which God speaks to the heathen. But the contrast between the revelation of God in Genesis and the ideas of the heathen is striking. Many of the pagan philosophers had a knowledge of God that was pure; but degeneracy, the worship of created things, began to obscure this knowledge. The handiwork of God in the natural world—the sun, the moon, the stars—were worshiped.
Men today declare that Christ’s teachings concerning God cannot be substantiated by the things of the natural
world, that nature is not in harmony with the Old and New Testament Scriptures. This supposed lack of harmony between nature and science does not exist. The Word of the God of heaven is not in harmony with human science, but it is in perfect accord with His own created science.
This living God is worthy of our thought, our praise, our adoration, as the Creator of the world, as the Creator of man. We are to praise God, for we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Our substance was not hid from Him when we were made in secret. His eyes saw our substance, yet being imperfect, and in His book all our members were written when as yet there was none of them. He breathed into our nostrils the breath of life. The inspiration of God has given us understanding.—Manuscript 117, September 21, 1898, “A Personal God.”
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Prayer Requests
—-I need some prays I have been brought to my knees and feel like I barely can breathe. My grandpa passes away then few weeks later my dog then a week later my Mom. Beverly
—-Requesting earnest prayer for a missionary and his family whose life may be in acute danger today. Pat
—-Please pray for my son Don who’s in the ER that he makes the right decision they want to transfer him. Sharon
—-Please pray for my friend, Doris. She is in the hospital with a infection in her toe. She is a diabetic. Jean
—-Update on Ava from her mom this morning at 7:30 Ava is doing good in the PICU. They plan to get up to walk this morning & start trying to eat. She will mostly likely go to a floor room later today if she continues to do well. Michelle
—-I need prayer. I have bad nerve damage and all the way down my legs it’s so bad I cannot walk I have to sit down please keep me in prayer I just turned 53 today. Micki
Dear Friends,
About twenty years ago, when her friends, Sam and Rebecca, got married, Esther was invited to sing for the wedding. They were getting married in Washington state, nearly 2000 miles away, so we debated as to the best way to get her out there. Finally, we decided that she and Eileen would drive in our van.
The two girls had a wonderful time, not only with Sam and Rebecca’s wedding, but also visiting with old friends which they had had to leave a few years before when we moved. There was an added bonus of a special program for Esther’s former Pathfinder leaders at the church that we had attended and she was happy to be asked to sing for the service. All too soon it was time to head the 2000 miles back home. Thankfully, the van had no problems throughout the whole trip other than a lack of power when going over the mountains. Eileen said it was really embarrassing to have trucks passing them as they were going through the passes. God is so good!
A day or two later, when Eileen was going to pick me up from work, she noticed a rumbling noise when she stopped before pulling out of the driveway. She continued to drive the nine miles to my work. On the way home the noise grew progressively worse until by the time we arrived home, the front wheel on the driver’s side was grating loudly. Eileen and Ronnie Jay took the wheel off and checked the brakes. There was no brake pad left at all!
God’s goodness to us is beyond measure! He had watched over my girls on their long trip and kept the van working with no hint of a problem until they had arrived home safely! And He even provided a friend to help us get the worn out brakes off! They were “frozen” in place and Ron couldn’t remove them. “Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” Ps 107:8
Such times of God’s special watchcare are good to remember when our world seems turned upside down. During those times when faith seems to waver and waves of despair wash over us, we can gain strength and comfort by remembering the goodness of the One Who gave His only Begotten Son for us. “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.” Psa 103:1-6
Our Loving Father gives us only what is best for us. He assures us, “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jer 29:11 “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour.” Isa 43:1-3
May we completely trust our Heavenly Father no matter what trials we may be going through, no matter how unfairly we are treated, no matter what may be happening around us. May we take note of the blessings, both large and small, that we receive from His Loving Hand each day. May we continually serve Him from a heart filled with gratitude for His tender love and watchcare is my prayer

The God of Science and Revelation