Daily Focus, November 30, 2019

“Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”  James 4:8

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 17:1 – 18:23 (“Then the word of the Lord came to me: ‘O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord.  Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.'”)

This Week’s Memory Verse:The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever.”  (Psalm 119:160)

Remember These In Prayer:

Edie Lowry continues at Quillen Rehab Hospital as she recovers from strokes a few days ago.  She is now in room 106.  Pray that her physical therapy will yield good results.  She sends her thanks for all of the prayers that have been offered for her.

Mary Lou Cooper is scheduled to undergo surgery on December 5 at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  This is a follow-up procedure to the surgery done a few weeks ago, as the surgeon wants to make sure all traces of the cancer have been removed.  Mary Lou asks that we keep her in prayer, and that we pray for Jim’s well-being as he helps her through this time.  It would be best for now that there be no visitors.

Brenda McKinnis will return to Vanderbilt Medical Center next week for another post-op visit with her surgeon.  Pray that the further diagnostic tests being done will continue to yield good news.

Joe Stewart, father of Clayton Stewart, remains at the Community Living Center of Mountain Home VA Medical Center, as he recovers from recent foot surgery.

Mark Greer, a member of the Lebanon (VA) Church of Christ, continues in ICU at Johnson City Medical Center following a car accident on Wednesday.  He suffered a broken arm, several broken ribs, and a broken sternum.  He will remain at JCMC for at least 2-3 more days.  Prayers are appreciated.

The family of Kelly Easterling, older brother of Andrew Easterling, continues to mourn his passing last Saturday.  The family will receive friends today from 11:00 until 1:00 at Scott County Funeral Home in Weber City, VA.  A graveside service with military honors will follow at Addison Frame Cemetery in Nickelsville, VA.  You may view his obituary by clicking here, and then by clicking on his photo.

The family of Regina Grissom is mourning her passing on Friday after a difficult bout with cancer.  Regina, cousin of Joyce Hall, was a member of the Salem Creek Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, and had recently witnessed the baptism of her adult son.  No funeral arrangements have yet been made.  Prayers for God’s comfort are requested.

Many among us are traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  Say a prayer that God’s hand will protect them from danger until they are safely home.

Tomorrow Is The Lord’s Day!  Let’s take time today to prepare our hearts and lives to come into God’s presence tomorrow.  He is worthy of our best worship!

New Adult Bible Classes begin tomorrow.  Choose one of the classes that you will see on the list at this link.  December is a busy month, but is anything more pressing than the care and feeding of our souls?

Gifts For Princeton: A display is now found in the lobby near the main Welcome Center with instructions on helping make Christmas brighter for some of our elderly neighbors.  Our focus this year will be Princeton Transitional Care & Assisted Living.  Choose one or more gifts from this list: * Small bottle of body lotion * Small bottle of hand cream * Package of tissues (either individual or full-size * Tube of Chap Stick * Small bottle of hand sanitizer * Fleece throw * Warm socks with grippers on the sole.  Please bring your gift(s) to the display table by December 15, and do not wrap them.  Speak to Ruth Boggs if you have any questions.

An Eye For An Eye?  *  “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”  (Mahatma Gandhi)  *  “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.”  (Matthew 5:38,39)