USA Today — December 11, 2013 report
There’s cold, and then there’s Antarctica cold. How does a frosty reading of 135.8 degrees below zero sound? Based on remote satellite measurements, scientists recently recorded that temperature at a desolate ice plateau in East Antarctica. It was the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth, though it may not get that recognition in the official record book. A NASA satellite measured that temperature in August 2010; on July 31 of this year, another bone-chilling temperature of -135.3 degrees was recorded.
James 1: 2-6 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”
Are you in the middle of a cold, frozen tribulation period in your life? Or as my youngest daughter told me last night, a huge valley full of trials. Then, thank your Heavenly Father through the Lord Jesus for the divine magnificent love as He continually prepares us to do His work. So, worship Him with your life until He receives us into “His Eternal Glory”. Sending you prayers and blessings in spite of a tribulation of deep freeze. 🙂 ♥Streim
This time of year when we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus is definitely beautifully blessed for any who know Jesus Christ personally as Savior and Lord. The infant in the manger was the world’s Messiah— please enjoy this Scripture and the song. ♥Streim
Colossians 1:13-23 “For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities –all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach – if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.”
The more time I am blessed to read/study God’s Holy Word; I realize His love, grace and mercy are endless; yet He is a Righteous Judge who keeps His promises. Studying the OT prophets this is evident. We are living in a time like no other and the need to share the true Gospel of Jesus Christ is so important. 2 Timothy 4:1-5 “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” NKJV Falling on my knees, weeping and thanking our God for His love, mercy and grace ♥ Streim