“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon them.” Isaiah 43:2

As I was growing up we all watched Superman. I vividly remember the excitement of seeing Superman jump in the nearest phone booth or behind a building, then off to save the day! Years later as I watched reruns the excitement turned to laughter at how primitive the graphics were. It was so easy to see that Superman had been lying on a table with a strong fan blowing at his cape to imitate his flying. Superman always saved the day. My young mind had been convinced it was real.

Now days when you see a superhero movie, and there are a lot of them, your imagination doesn’t have to go far. The color, the graphics, the sound, etc. can put you right in the middle of the action. It is usually touch and go for our action hero, yet somehow they come out on top. Even in an adult mind you can get caught up in the movie as if it were real. The super hero saves the day.

Sometimes our lives seem like an action movie but we know it’s real. We all know failure. We all struggle with times of distress and doubt that challenge our faith. We need a super hero and the beautiful thing is, we have one. God has no ultimate defeat in store for us, His children, who choose to walk in obedience to Him.

As Christians we are not spared of danger, distress, and turmoil. It is a path we are commanded to travel.

I love the promises in today’s scripture. It doesn’t matter what we are going through in our lives, God has promised He will see His children through any circumstance that we encounter on the path He has set before us. Is there a river in your way? He will part it. Is there a fiery furnace waiting for you? He will meet you in it. Are you headed to the lion’s den? He will hold you safe until you get out. The scripture promises us that He ultimately delivers His people. He is bigger than any obstacle we may face as long as we are walking in His will. God, our super hero will see us through. Won’t you choose to walk with Him today? Think about it!

PRAYER TIME: Please continue to pray for Ryan Miller, Patsy McGuire, Margaret Moody, Mikey Pitts, Lorene Eidson, Butch Pitts, Ann Greene, Matthew Ford, Lisa Tester, Martha Shore, Christopher Teams and his grandmother, Blanche, Joe Greene, Mary Hicks, Nancy Shore, Mabel Church, Luther Church, Sharon Greene, Peter Floistad, Bob Miller, Diane James, Rachel Moody, Teri Graham and her parents, Brenda Lentz, Marshall and Doris Edwards, Dixie Lou Lemons, Marie Moody, Adam Lewis, Lisa Abernathy, Wendy Estes, Sharon Pitts, Marilyn Crisp, Ann Greene, Reba Moretz, Maxine Sparks, Brian Helton, Anna Lee Lawrence, Jewel Moody, Jill Dixon, Bob Keen, James Sigmon, Jim Greene, Recie Craig, Stanley Coffey and many unspoken requests, for our Military, our Nation and leaders, and a ray of hope for those in prison.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: My brother, Butch Pitts and Beth Davis on December 6th, to Andrew Hardin on December 9th , to Lillie Troyer and Charles Hardin on December 10th, to Eliza Madison Tester on December 11th, and to David Harwood and Les Thirtle on December 12th. May the good Lord bless you in His most wondrous and serendipitous way.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO: Richard and Carolyn Pressley on December 9th. May God bless you with many more years together.

CONGRATULATIONS TO: Appalachian State University’s football team the winners of the Sun Belt Championship. Next stop, the R & L Bowl in New Orleans! Go Mountaineers.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called!”

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