The 26th chapter of Matthew records one of the saddest moments in the life of Christ. Jesus sat in the midst of the people who knew Him best, people who had traveled countless miles and shared many meals with Him. Most of the men who dined with Christ that night were unaware that it would be their last meal with Him, however, one man knew. Judas knew these would be Christ’s final hours for he had already made a deal to betray our Lord. Even in the wake to betray the Lord, Judas still chose to dine with Christ that evening. During the course of the meal Christ made a statement of fact that concerned many of those around Him. “And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.” (Matt. 26:21) After hearing this news they all began to ask Christ “Is It I?” (Vs.22) “And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?” Each man, guilty or innocent, had to do some self examination, whether he was the one Christ was speaking of or not.
When something is viewed there are simple things that can be seen and described. When you look at the glass in the photo, what do you see? If you are presenting the facts you will only describe the picture. A clear glass with some water in it.
John 17 records Jesus’ beautiful prayer to His father shortly before His crucifixion. In this prayer Christ prayed for all His disciples and set forth at least four principles to be used as a guide for us concerning our relationship to the world.
In 1905, the mother of Ann Jarvis Reeves passed away. She wanted to honor her memory and began petitioning for a “Mother’s Day”. A day for each family to honor their Mother. She never intended for the day to become so commercialized and, in fact, protested against that practice. She encouraged people to handwrite notes and cards and not just buy something. The day was officially made a holiday in 1908 and in 1914 the second Sunday of May was officially designated as Mother’s Day in the USA. Many other countries also celebrate a Mother’s Day, but not all of them do so on the same date.
There are many things that could be written about in articles like these. In congregations all over the world there is someone that has written an article. It will be read by some of the members and some will not even deem it necessary to pick up a bulletin, let alone actually read the article.