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Fran Lafferty

I shall yet learn, and grow beyond the immaturity of adulthood. I shall again laugh, and learn the wisdom of a child.

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May 8

Happy Mother’s Day to me! :O>
I do not have a mother, as mine died over 7 years ago, but I have heard from all 4 of my own children in the last 24 hours, so that’s super-nice! Thank you, Lord! Please help my oldest son find his way to your will for him. Please guide him and watch over him and help him make it through these rough times he is enduring. Please use these struggles to grow him, and prepare him for his future mate. Thank you for caring for him even more than I do, Lord! I put him in your big, mighty hands, and I trust you with him, Father. 😀

Hebrews 2:11-18 ERV

Jesus, the one who makes people holy, and those who are made holy are from the same family. So he is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.
He says, “God, I will tell my brothers and sisters about you. Before all your people I will sing your praises.”
He also says, “I will trust in God.” And he says, “I am here, and with me are the children God has given me.”
These children are people with physical bodies. So Jesus himself became like them and had the same experiences they have. Jesus did this so that, by dying, he could destroy the one who has the power of death–the devil.
Jesus became like these people and died so that he could free them. They were like slaves all their lives because of their fear of death.
Clearly, it is not angels that Jesus helps. He helps the people who are from Abraham.
For this reason, Jesus had to be made like us, his brothers and sisters, in every way. He became like people so that he could be their merciful and faithful high priest in service to God. Then he could bring forgiveness for the people’s sins.
And now he can help those who are tempted. He is able to help because he himself suffered and was tempted.

Thank you, Jesus, for being a powerful example to us of humility and love and sacrifice. Please help me to become more and more like you all the time, and please put other people into my life whom I can help, for you. Let me be an example to my family and acquaintances. Help me to shine the light of your truth brightly, and comfort those who feel stuck in darkness. Cleanse my hands and my heart, oh Lord, so that I may be a pure witness for you. Thank you, Shepherd!


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