Monday, January 24, 2011

In My Fathers Arms

Kelly is now in college. It is hard to believe. When he was a young boy, I would drive him and pick him up from daycare. If your life is like mine, you understand that everyday does not run smoothly. Pressures from job, family, life can sometimes get you down. That would be me as I drove to the daycare center to pick him up. When I walked into that center, carrying my burdens and troubles with me, there would be a moment, regardless of what he was doing, that Kelly would see me. At that moment, time would stop. He would run straight to me and jump into my arms. Even with all of life’s baggage, the world was ok! My son was in his father’s arms! I know everything does not always go like you would like. Don’t forget. A loving God longs to hold you “in His arms.” Then, and only then, the world will be truly ok! The Psalmist wrote, “Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live…Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe.” I wish all the best to you, today and everyday.
- Clark Sims

Thursday, January 13, 2011

God Does Not Change! How Wonderful!

In April 1973, Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees stepped to the plate against the Boston Red Sox. With the first pitch thrown to him, major league baseball history was made. Mr. Blomberg had become the game’s first designated hitter. This was a rule change instituted by the American league that would allow someone to hit for the pitcher. This concept is not unique to baseball. Government, business, sports, you continue the list yourself, have all “changed the rules” for what they believed to be for “the good of the game.” Truthfully, that same concept has been a “dominant theme” in religion before the Bible was even completed. God told us it would be so. In the midst of an ever-changing world, isn’t it good to know our God does not change? The Bible says, “I am the Lord, I do not change.” We can completely trust his word, today and tomorrow! I wish all the best to you, today and everyday. 
- Clark Sims