How Far is Far?


The shortest distance between 2 points is a straight line. Mathematically it is correct, but not always in life. You have heard the sayings, I take 1 step forward and 2 steps behind. It seems that harder the task the behinder I get. It took me 2 years to research a book. The next one took me 5 years. And that’s not the longest. I took 25 years to research my best one. It sometimes get frustrating when I don’t receive the reward up front. But I know that the reward isn’t always measured in monetary gains. I am a distance runner. I am in for the long haul. I like to run also. When I began running, most people would double over in pain after a mile. I developed a resistance to pain. I wouldn’t even be breathing hard. I enjoyed running. No one could catch me. So I ask you the question again, How far is far? I was watching a movie where children were walking across a wilderness to reach to other side. They commented how far it was. And the people responded and said, what did you expect, it is the world. Do you ever think you will reach the other side? Where will your travels take you? Some people end up across the street from where they started. Some end up across the world. To get to the other side of where you are going is always a journey. I like to do that in a hurry. But it doesn’t always work that way. Sometimes I receive my reward instantly. Sometimes I receive my reward after 25 years. But I always know that I will not stop until I get to the other side, come hell or high water. So how far is your far?

Crain Blanchard.

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The Son of David.


In Matthew 22:41-46, Jesus had stumped all the pharisees questions. Then Jesus asked them, who’s son is the Christ? They said He is the son of David. Then Jesus quoted a scripture that David said. David called his future son Lord. God said, my Lord sit at my right hand until I make the earth thy footstool. Then Jesus said if David call Him Lord, then who’s son is He? Pharisees couldn’t answer and didn’t ask any more questions. The religious leaders had examined Jesus and found no blemish. Now Jesus was ready to be slaughtered on the cross. Jesus didn’t leave yet, He had more to teach the multitude and HIs disciples. The old expression, make hay while the sun shines. Hurricane Delta passed through last night. Pray for the people of Lake Charles. 2 hurricanes in 6 weeks. God bless and keep ya’ll.

Crain Blanchard.

Joseph1637@juno.com

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The Two great Commandments.


In Matthew 22:34-40, Jesus and the disciples were in the temple. Jesus was being examined or questioned by the religious leaders. So far, no one could say anything against Him. Then a pharisee ,who was a lawyer, came and asked a question. What is the great commandment in the law? Jesus told him, to love God with all your heart, soul, and mind. Then Jesus added, the second commandment is like the first. You are to love your neighbor as yourself. These two commandments are all of the law. The lawyer just walked away. Once the truth has been spoken there is no need to argue the point. Many people will hear the truth and argue the point because they don’t like it. But it doesn’t change the truth. The gospel is the truth. And whether it’s a pharisee in Jesus’s time or someone in our lives, the gospel is the truth.

Crain Blanchard.

Joseph1637@juno.com

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