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Saturday, November 11, 2023

The Lord is With Us

Joshua 6: 27

“So the Lord was with Joshua, and his fame spread throughout the land.”

Did you ever meet anyone famous?  I once met Gaylord Perry, a famous Major League Baseball pitcher who was from my home state and who grew up in a town not far from my hometown.  The mascot at Campbell University, where Gaylord went to college, is“Gaylord the Camel”, named after him.  Even though he achieved Baseball’s highest honor (The Hall of Fame), he is most famous for throwing an illegal pitch known as the spitball, using spit and Vaseline to make the ball spin and curve in an unnatural manner.

Joshua became famous because the Lord was with him, and he was able to accomplish some incredible things, namely the defeat of Jericho in a highly unorthodox manner.

The Holy Spirit dwells within every Christian believer.  We carry God in our hearts, minds and souls.  The Lord is with us.  

And even though we are just normal people who occasionally throw spitballs, great things can be accomplished... because the Lord is with us. 

May the love of Christ be with you,

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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