Pop Pop Epistle # 173 – May the 20th






Dear Grandkids,

This is the 5th installment in my series of May blessings. Today also doubles as your Mom/Aunt Mary’s birthday. MAY she have a very blessed and wonder-filled day as well.

May the 20th verse of Galatians 2 remind you all over again what Jesus did for you as well as WHY a life of faith is worth diligently pursuing.

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

May the 20th verse of Ephesians 3 empower you to rely on the Lord to do hard things because you know that HE IS ABLE!

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us…

May the 20th verse of Philippians 1 fuel you with courage to face life when it is difficult and to do so in a way that promotes the gospel and the glory of God.

It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.

May the 20th verse of 2 Corinthians 5 energize you to be a peacemaker – holding out a word of hope to those who are far away from God.

Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

May the 20th verse of Romans 4 prompt you to cling to the promises of God found throughout the Scriptures knowing that they will sustain you to live out an unshakeable faith.

No unbelief made (Abraham) waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God,  fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised.

And I will let the 20th verse of Hebrews 13 speak for itself…

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen

Never forget that you are very loved,

Pop Pop


One thought on “Pop Pop Epistle # 173 – May the 20th

  1. A good reminder this morning that we have been set apart by God. Never, never alone, and loved beyond measure. Thanks teacher!

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