Success’ Failure

“A strange species we are, We can stand anything God and nature can throw at us save only plenty. If I wanted to destroy a nation, I would give it too much, and I would have it on its knees, miserable, greedy, sick.”
John Steinbeck


“Then when the Lord your God brings you to the land He promised your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to give you – a land with large, fine cities you did not build, houses filled with choice things you did not accumulate, hewn out cisterns you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant – and you eat your fill, be careful not to forget the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, that place of slavery.”
Deuteronomy 6:10-12


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Broken Vessels Rejoice

Jesus left the desert and set about the Great Rescue. He was going to get God’s people back.

But first he needed to find some helpers and friends. He had a lot to do. He would need some people to help him.

Who would make good helpers, do you think? Clever ones? Rich ones? Strong, important ones? Some people might think so, but I’m sure by now you don’t need me to tell you they’d be wrong. Because the people God uses don’t have to know a lot of things, or have a lot of things—they just have to need him a lot.

Image and text from “The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name” by Sally Lloyd-Jones