Lunchtime at the Whitney household is probably the best time of the day for the kids. Not only for the fact that we have food (most all Whitneys love food), but Mom is reading the lunch-time devotional. Now, Dad is not that bad of a reader himself (if I do say so myself), however…
At one time in my life, I was told that I needed to be bolder. As a boy, I lacked confidence and tended to avoid conflict like the plague. I fared better by myself and supplemented that time by reading about great titans of history. I focused my reading on those whose sharp minds, courageous actions and uncompromising manners that could be called upon to lead the world through its darkest hours.
As a kid, I could always count my parents taking the family to Catholic Mass every Sunday. Much to my delight, after every Mass ended, I used to walk around my parents and head downstairs to the bookshelf located in the main lobby. Once there, I honed in on a small picture book of the Pontifical Swiss Guards.
Although I will never have a chance to meet him in person, I hold the centurion that Jesus encountered in Matthew 8:5-13 and Luke 7:1-10 in very high regard.
What thoughts or images come to your mind when you read the first two verses of Genesis? Perhaps you’ve read it many times before, and have a firm understanding of what it’s all about.