Building One Another

E. Stanley Ott

SEE! Vol 8 No 45

December 1, 2009

Dear Friend,

How aware are you of the work of God in and around your life?  It’s easy to

think we see and we hear what is going on around us and yet be oblivious!


To be more aware of shortcomings than strengths!

                To be more aware of pressing concerns than those who help!

                           To be more aware of anxiety than the peace of God!                              


Jesus and his disciples once climbed into a boat and the disciples forgot to

bring any bread along. The disciples assumed Jesus was concerned about

this and yet he had just broken five loaves of bread to feed five thousand

people and seven loaves of bread to feed four thousand people!


Jesus exclaims: “’Do you have eyes, and fail to see? Do you have ears, and

fail to hear? And do you not remember?’… ‘Do you not yet understand?’”

Mark 8:18 and 21*


The issue wasn’t the loaf of bread they forgot but the Lord of Life who

was them!


Perhaps this day is going well for you or you are facing mild anxiety or

even a very difficult situation.


Take a moment to ask our Lord to open your eyes to the presence of the

One who stands with you to encourage and comfort you no matter what

is going on!


“O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge

in him.” Psalm 34:8


With joy - E. Stanley Ott

Copyright 2009 E. Stanley Ott           

*Scripture from the NRSV