Friday, January 28, 2022

Sunday's Thought!

Photo by Krivec Ales from Pexels
"Winter"
Photo by Krivec Ales from Pexels

He Came from Heaven to Earth
by Jack Graham, PowerPoint Ministries

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

- John 1:1

What does “the Word was God” in today’s verse mean? It means “face to face with God.” It describes the most intimate kind of communion and union.

Christ left the intimacy and “face-to-faceness” with God… He left the glory of heaven and the majesty of God’s presence… and came to earth.

Think about that for a moment. Jesus left heaven to be born in a stable… to walk among men on the dirty streets of Galilee. He lived and died and rose again as a human being.

Isn’t it amazing that God would walk among us? But why would He do this?

He did it because He loves you and me… and He wants you and me to come into a personal relationship with Him. But because we are separated from God by our sin, we can't know God or experience God or get near to God in His absolute holiness. So God came near. He came down in the person of Jesus Christ and paid the price for our sin by dying on the cross.

So let me ask you, how have you responded to Jesus Christ in your life?

If you’ve accepted Him as your personal Lord and Savior, I praise God that you’ve made the best decision you will ever make. But if you haven’t made this decision, what’s stopping you from accepting God’s free gift of eternal life right now?

QUITE SIMPLY: GOD PAID THE PRICE FOR OUR SIN BY DYING ON THE CROSS.

To learn more about God's Plan for your life, please visit PowerPoint Ministries with Jack Graham, New Life in Christ.

Devotion used by written permission of PowerPoint Ministries with Jack Graham.

Railroad Photography! Norfolk Southern at Horseshoe Curve Historic Landmark, Altoona, PA

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
"Norfolk Southern at Horseshoe Curve Historic Landmark,
 Altoona, PA"

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography


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Also, I have started a railroad photography gallery of my railfan adventures at Flickr - Allen Pearson's Photos.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Wednesday's Words! Encouragement from God's Word

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
 
"In the same way, 
let your light shine before others, 
so that they may see 
your good works and give 
glory to your Father
who is in heaven."

- Matthew 5:16

Monday, January 24, 2022

Nature Photography! Tutt's Mill's First Snow!

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photoography
"Tutts Mill's First Snow"
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography

A beautiful snowstorm came through Virginia starting off the New Year 2022 with a snowy white blanket of covering. Having recently moved from suburbia USA to the country, the snow brought several opportunities for me to bring out my camera. 

Please visit my work at Allen Pearson Photography. Also, please visit Fine Art America.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Sunday's Thought!

 

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography


"Christ not only
died for all:
he died for each."

- Billy Graham

When I found this quote by Billy Graham, it grabbed my attention. To me, it is saying that Christ died for everyone regardless of their race, who they are, and what they've done in this life. That's a great feeling to know Jesus Christ would do that for me. 

If you would like to learn what Jesus Christ has done for you, please visit Peace With God.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Wednesday's Words! Encouragement from God's Word

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography


"We praise you, Lord; it’s good to raise
our hearts and voices in your praise;
your nature and your works invite
us make this duty our delight!"

- Isaac Watts

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Sunday's Thought!

Photo by Galina N on Unsplash
"Winter!"
Photo by Galina N on Unsplash


This week was the beginning of what will probably be a few challenging and busy weeks. It started out as any normal week did but by Tuesday, everything changed in a matter of a few minutes. Let's go back before Christmas. 

On the Wednesday before Christmas, my wife received a call that her father had been taken to the hospital. She rushed to the hospital to learn what was going on with him. When she arrived, she found she would be there a little while helping with his care. As it turned out, she stayed for nearly three weeks. 

Eventually, he moved from the hospital to a rehab center where he seemed to be making some progress getting better. Then, one day, he told my wife, "I love you, thank you for all you have done for me, I appreciate it." Later in the evening, he went on to Heaven with Jesus. 

Though we are sad at our loss, as he will be missed, he is no longer suffering pain and challenges in his human body. Thankfully, what suffering he had, was for a short period of time. He no longer has to be worried about the issues of this world anymore either.  

When a Christian knows they are going to die or even when it is brought up in conversation, they are relieved from the fear of death because they know Jesus promised life would be better in heaven than here on earth. The promises shared throughout the Bible about death and heaven provide peace beyond understanding and amazing comfort. 

However, heaven is not the final end where people will spend eternity just because they think they will. Or because they have been good or done all these wonderful good deeds to help everyone in the universe. They must accept Jesus Christ as the Savior, repent from their sins, and follow him. 

To learn more about Jesus and the Christian, a great resource is found at Peace With God

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Wednesday's Words! Encouragement from God's Word

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography

"Behold,
he is coming with the clouds,
and every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him,
and all the tribes of the earth will
wail on account of him.
Even so.
Amen."

- Revelation 1:7

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Sunday's Thought!

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
"Happy New Year!"
Photo by 
Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash


What You Can’t Start the New Year Without
By Adrian Rogers, Love Worth Finding Ministries

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and your household."
- Acts 16:31

If you’re not saved, your first step in this new year must be giving your heart and life to the Lord Jesus Christ. If I had a thousand lives to live, I’d give Him every one of them. I really would.

I came to Jesus Christ as a teen. If I had understood it sooner, I would have come sooner. I don’t care how young you are or how old you are, if you are reading this, you can be saved. I don’t care how good you are or how bad you are, there’s no one so good they don’t need to be saved and no one so bad they can’t be saved.

The Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.” That doesn’t mean mere intellectual belief or just accepting some facts about Him. It means trust. You can believe an airplane can fly; you don’t trust it until you get on it. Come to Jesus and I promise you, on the authority of the Word of God, He will save you instantly. He will be with you continually. He will keep your eternally.

Commit your life to Jesus. Believe on Him. Trust Him and a transformation will take place. He will save you. He will satisfy you. He will secure you if you trust Him.

For more from Love Worth Finding and Pastor Adrian Rogers and to learn about salvation, please visit Love Worth Finding - Assurance-of-salvation

Devotion used by written permission of Love Worth Finding.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Railroad Photography! The Meet!

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
"The Meet!"
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography

One of the many things I have come to love at Horseshoe Curve, Altoona, PA is when locomotives meet each other, on separate tracks of course! Sometimes, you'll have 3 locomotives meet, one on each track. 

Please visit my photography work at Allen Pearson Photography. Images on the website can be easily printed on various products. Simply contact me at allenpearsonphotography@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Wednesday's Words! Encouragement from God's Word

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
 

"Instead of making a
New Year's
resolution,
Consider committing
to a biblical solution."

- Mary Fairchild

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Sunday's Thought!

(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography
(C) 2022, Allen Pearson Photography

"But to all who
did receive him,
who believed in
his name,
he gave the right,
to become
children of God,"

- John 1:12

Happy New Year! How did you celebrate the New Year's arrival? I was lazy, once again, and went to bed at my usual time. I awoke this morning without being disturbed by loud neighbors and illegal fireworks. To be honest, that was very refreshing.

Have you made any New Year's Resolutions? I have made a few to improve in a few areas that I am not perfect yet. First and foremost, I would like to be closer to God this year, I want to read my Bible more, study it more, and learn more about Bible Prophecy which is a fascinating subject to me.

If I wasn't a Christian, I would make the decision to follow Christ and go forth in the Christian life. To learn more, please visit Peace With God. Why not make 2022 the best year ever by becoming a Christian and following Jesus?