Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday in the Word: There's a sermon in that...

If my husband had a nickel for everytime I see something and say, "There's a sermon in that!" he would have enough money to buy himself a field full of greenhouses for gardening until his heart's content...and more. Lucky him, it seems that his recent hobby of choice (you guessed it~gardening) is chalked full of illustrations that remind me of Jesus and His promises~most of them basic and elementary, but after all, aren't we to come to Jesus as little children (Mark 10:15)?

Some of these illustrations don't even need words and a picture does more justice.
This is my most recent "visual" via a baggie of onions in my fridge. My hubs picked them fresh from the garden and they need a gooood wershin'.

Just a few of the many reasons I'm thankful for Jesus (in visualizing the onion as me)...

"It wasn't so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin." Ephesians 2:1, The Message

"You did not choose Me but I chose you..." John 15:16, NASB
"...when God, our kind and loving Savior God, stepped in, he saved us from all that. It was all his doing; we had nothing to do with it. He gave us a good bath..." Titus 3:5, The Message
"Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow..." Isaiah 1:18, NASB

"...and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit. Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously. God's gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there's more life to come—an eternity of life! You can count on this." Titus 3:5, The Message

Thank you, Jesus, for choosing me and cleaning me up!

1 comment:

CC said...

I find spiritual lessons in everything too HPS - weeds, snakes, dirty dishes. Great post!