by Greg Laurie
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on Earth you will have many trials and sorrows.
But take heart, because I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 NLT).
Have you ever been afraid of the future?
Maybe you feel as though you’re in a rut, or maybe you’re discouraged.
Perhaps you feel that you will have to face the problems and challenges of life all alone.
by Bill Wilson
A teacher is in a classroom somewhere in England. She is explaining how she wants her students to participate in a program where they could reduce their carbon footprint by 10% this year. She asks if any of her students’ families are taking steps to do this. Several raise their hands and give a brief testimony on how they are working to save the climate. Then the teacher asks for a show of hands of how many students would actually commit to participate in a program to reduce their carbon emissions by 10%. “No pressure,” she says. All but two raise their hands. She says to the two kids, “Its fine. Its up to you. Your own choice.” Then she pulls out a device, pushes a button, and blows them up.