Dr. Terry Stallings, a longtime friend who is now in Baldwin County, Ala., wrote and said he enjoys the Parting Words Section of the Report. Terry said the part about prayer in the March issue was very important to him. Terry says he prays daily and that when he gets anxious about something, he prays and a calmness comes over him. He says that if he wakes up at night and has trouble going back to sleep, he prays and then he quickly falls back to sleep. Terry says prayer works and that he wanted to share two of his favorite verses from his daily devotionals with our readers.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?
Dr. George Mathison, Senior Pastor at Auburn United Methodist Church, another friend of long-standing, has again furnished a timely verse for our readers.
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.
Tom Methvin, our firm’s Managing Shareholder, furnished two verses for this issue. Tom does a tremendous job for us and sets a good example for all of us at Beasley Allen.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Jesus said “for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in.” vs 37-38 Then the righteous will answer Him, saying “Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and gave You drink ? When did we see You a stranger and take you in, or naked and clothe You?” vs. 40 And the King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, insomuch as you did it to one of the least of these MY brethren, you did it to Me.”
Ellen Royal, a legal secretary at Beasley Allen, furnished one of her favorite verses this month. Ellen says she has heard this verse her whole life from her grandmother and her parents.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
3 John 1:4
Bob Mount, a long time friend from Montgomery, wrote me last month and said he really appreciates receiving the Report. Bob is greatly concerned about pollution problems in our state that are affecting Alabama rivers. He has asked us to look into this matter and write about it in a future issue. Bob also sent in his favorite verse for this issue:
But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth and it will teach you. or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all those does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
John & Winnie Howard, who attend St. James United Methodist Church, and who are two of my most favorite people, sent in a verse for this issue.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Cor. 13:13
Scott Kramer, the Rabbi at Agudath Israel Etz Ahayem Synagogue in Montgomery, also furnished a verse for this issue. Rabbi Kramer said one of the most important lessons he and many Jews through the millennia have learned is to not be indifferent to the suffering of others. He says we all need to be cognizant that in the flash of an eye we could be the ones on the street begging for the barest necessity. Rabbi Kramer reminds us that this sobers one up to the way things are, not to the misguided belief that we all play on an even field, where everyone is equal and able to succeed simply on merit alone. He is absolutely correct in his assessment.
You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Michael Norberry, the Pastor at Autauga heights Baptist Church, furnished the final verse for this issue. His is a most timely and needed instruction for all of us.
Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
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