February 5-HR King

February 5-HR King

February 5: Home Run King

 

Scripture Lesson: Luke 19:37-40

 

Today is home run king Hank Aaron’s birthday. Aaron broke the longstanding career Home run mark set by Babe Ruth by hitting 755 career home runs. Aaron played for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves before ending his career back in Milwaukee playing for the Brewers. Aaron had to endure racial taunts and even death threats as he approached Ruth’s record, but handled the trials with grace. Hank Aaron not only was a Hall of Fame player, he is a Hall of Fame man. He was the all-time home run king until Barry Bonds broke his record, and is considered one of the greatest players to ever play the game.

 

Today’s verses come from Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on what came to be known as Palm Sunday. The crowds had gathered on the route that led from the Mt. of Olives down into the Kidron Valley, then up into Jerusalem. It would be akin to our ticker tape parades, with the masses out to cheer. The crowds cheered for Jesus and shouted praises to His name. The Pharisees wanted Jesus to quiet the people, but Jesus told them that if the crowd was quiet the very stones would cry out in praise! So often we get busy in life and forget to praise Him! Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, He deserves our praise more than just one day of the week. Yet more times than not, we come to Him wanting something instead of praising His name.

  1. How can we praise Jesus today?

  2. Why does Jesus deserve our praise?

  3. Stop right now and praise Him!

Jesus is our king, may we commit ourselves to live a life of praise for Him and to Him!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Pedro wrote:
I was 13 at the time and I had gone with my dad to a local department store to buy clthoes for school when it was announced on the radio (broadcast throughout the store) about his death (it was some time in the late afternoon I believe). My dad and I were shocked and I remember that I saw someone outside of the store that I knew so i ran down the aisle of the store and ran outside to tell that person.One week later we came back to buy more clthoes for school when we found out that the owner of the department store had died soon after Elvis had died (eerie!). I still remmember that day very well.So, falling in love with Fiona in memphis in Graceland would definately make up for all the sadness and suffering thoroughout childhood and into adulthood. I think Elvis would approve and I miss yhim very much. I have been to Gracleland once, seven years ago and it was quite an experience, but an experience with Fiona at Graceland would top everything good and bad that has happened in my life. Waiting for time!RainbowRay

Thu, August 2, 2012 @ 12:38 PM

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Fri, August 3, 2012 @ 5:50 AM

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