Monday, March 16, 2015

Jack’s Winning Words 3/16/15
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”  (Carl Sagan)  Think of the in-credible things that happened in your lifetime.  In the comics, Dick Tracy was talking into his wristwatch.  Apple has turned that make-believe into reality.  Robots, micro-chips, gene therapy, stem-cell research.  I’m no luddite.  I look forward to what lies ahead.  “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor the mind imagined, the things God has prepared for those who love him.”    ;-)  Jack

FROM TARMART REV:  We might even get to the moon one of these days! Oh! We have already? How times flies and my lack of ability to keep up with it!! The best is yet to come, I hear so often nowadays!!====JACK:  Talk of some thing incredible...How about the thought that each day we stand at the edge of this life, ready to move into one that speculated, but unknown?  Why is death called, the "grim" reaper?  Can you come up with a more positive name?====REV:  I try to share that reality and reward of our faith as much as possible . . . wouldn't have fit though yesterday morning when I was called out of church early to assist a patrolman in notifying a family and personal acquaintance their 21  year old son would not be coming home because of a fatal truck accident two miles from their farm earlier in darkened morning hours . . . I must admit, it was a very sad experience for me on the Lord's Day. 0:-/====JACK:  Maybe it's only with the passage of time, when the shock and sense of loss have moderated, that life and death and the after-life add up.

FROM DM IN MICHIGAN:  Amen to that Jack!!====JACK:  There's a Bible verse (Proverbs 27:1) which is a reminder..."Fret not about tomorrow, for you don't know what tomorrow may bring."  We often spend too much time fretting about the unknown.

FROM BLAZING OAKS:  We have to believe that incredible things are still waiting to be known, as we review the incredible discoveries and accomplishments which have occurred in our short life spans!!  Technology is moving so fast. Think of those first giant computers, and now kids carry them around in their pockets!! Smart phones can do just about anything!!  My grandkids and I were enjoying one of those 3D image books, (Death at SEA), where you focus on a page of small patterns, and then move it away from your eyes slowly, and 3D scenes emerge...)  and I said to them, "Who do you suppose had the brain power to discover 3D sight abilities??!  We marvel!!  And I, like you, am sure there are marvels on "the other side" when we cross over.  But change and the unknown are always a bit "fearful"! ====JACK:  When we are faced with the unknown, the voice of Jesus is heard, "Fear not; I am with you."

FROM HCC CHUCK:  AMEN to that!!!!!!!!!!====JACK:  ...and God still has the power to create even more!

FROM CHESTER THE GOOD:  I wonder what Steve Jobs meant by his last words, "WOW!"?====JACK:  WOW could have meant...Way Over Wonderful!

FROM LBP IN PLYMOUTH:  I am working on a time line for 1915-2015 in celebration of Grandma's 100th birthday in a couple of weeks. It is amazing what has changed over that time. (Henry Ford Hospital is also celebrating 100 years this year)====JACK:  1915 was quite a year.  Proposal to give women the right to vote was defeated...Babe Ruth hit his first home run...The first stop sign appeared in Detroit...Frank Sinatra and your Grandma were born.

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