Why Can’t I Remember?

 

I was reading the account, in Luke, of the Last Supper and all that lead up to Christ’s crucifixion and glorious resurrection, when I “stumbled” across verses 31&32 in chapter 22…

Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” (NASB)
Or, “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to have you, to sift you like wheat, but I have pleaded in prayer for you that your faith should not completely fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen and build up the faith of your brothers.” (TLB)
 
Or, “Simon, Simon, look out! Satan has asked to sift you like wheat. But I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And you, when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” (HCSB)
 
I started giggling because I’m so little. You are too.
And, I started praising because God is so big. He is too big for us to fully comprehend.
 
 
Satan has to ask permission. Always.   
Why can’t I remember this?
 
We are prayed for when we can’t pray for ourselves (Rom 8:26-27)
Why can’t I remember this?
 
Christ loves every “Simon”.  E v e r y Simon. 
Why can’t I remember this?
 
It’s Easter. Pause to remember why we can GiGgLe and PrAiSe.
April 18, 2014 - 11:04 am

Kathy Lai - Thanks, Lisa! This was the encouragement I needed this morning!

April 18, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Margo - Thank you lisa, for the reminder! I soooo needed it. I feel lighter.

July 21, 2014 - 9:13 pm

Karen Leabo - Hi, Lisa, I know this is off the subject, but on your old blogspot site you had a Thanksgiving tablescape, and you borrowed your sister’s transferware pitcher for it. I was wondering if you know anything about the pitcher, such as who made it and how old it is. I bought a similar one (purple instead of brown) at a garage sale but it is unmarked and I can’t find anything about it.

I am glad I found this site! It’s a lot of fun.

Karen

July 21, 2014 - 9:34 pm

lisa frankland - Hi Karen, I’m glad you found TakeSix, too! Yes, I know the pitcher you mean. It was made by “Two’s Company”. (www.twoscompany.com). It’s not antique – only made to resemble transfer ware… but still pretty :)

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