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What Day Is It?

The Burning Question:

It’s National Laughter Day!  What was the last thing to make you laugh?

Morning Devotional:

I spent much of the weekend tackling a job I have been wanting to do for quite some time. I cleaned my car.  

Oh, it needed to be done! The console was in a sorry state of affairs as its contents were overflowing. I hadn’t touched the carpets all winter and it showed. The glove box? It has never contained gloves but it did have two years’ worth of insurance cards in it and not the right card, either. The shift lever was getting a little sticky, too, so the time had definitely come.

As I worked to clean my car’s interior I encountered some obstacles. I ran out of glass cleaner. Then I ran out of vinyl cleaner. The job got more difficult when my vacuum cleaner decided to die. But the most difficult obstacle I had to deal with was my perfectionist streak. No matter what I did or how much I wanted to, I could not get my car’s interior perfectly clean.

No matter how much we try to live a perfect, sinless life, we can’t. Paul tells us in Romans that we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. There is only one person who did live without sin and that was Jesus. He willingly took on our sin, carried it to the cross and conquered the grave to pay the penalty of our sins for us to make us perfectly clean.

– Beth

Bible Quiz:

Question:   What did Amos say would happen to a man who rested his hand on the wall of his own house?

Answer:  A snake would bite him.  (Amos 5:19)

Storytime: The Car’s name is Fancy!

Just one more thing!

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