Scripture Of The Week

Encourage one another and build each other up. (I Thess. 5:11 NIV)
Author Louie Giglio wrote a children’s devotional book entitled, 100 Devotions About God & Science, and in the devotionals, he helps kids discover the incredible creation of our indescribable God and the wonders of the universe our God created. Let me share one that I adapted, due to space, about the seahorse:
We know that the seahorse is a tiny fish that lives in the oceans, and we also know that it’s called a seahorse because its head looks like…well… a horse, a very tiny horse. This unusual creature often swims with another seahorse, and they link their tails to stay together.
Because of its body shape, the seahorse isn’t a very good swimmer.  So rather than go out hunting for food, seahorses use their tails like anchors, holding on to a piece of sea grass or coral. They then wait for food — plankton and tiny crustaceans — to drift by so they can suck it up with their long snouts.
With its poor swimming and its tendency to stay in one spot, the seahorse isn’t going to win any races. But God has given it everything it needs: a way to get food, someone to swim through life with, and something to hold on to. God promises the same to us. The Bible says, “God will use His wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need.” (Phil. 4:19)
Now, what I also want to note is something that the Bible tells us:  that God gives us is, of course our daily needs, but also He gives us people to go through life with, especially, in the church.  Christians can “link our tails” as it is in the case of seahorses, to navigate through the world, helping to encourage each other and sharing strength for the cause of Christ. Which means that Christians have something, and Someone, to hold on to. We have God and Jesus, and we have each other. This week, lets thank God for the Church and the role of each of us in the church.

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