Good Friday

Good Friday (Espanol abajo)

(lessons from the plague, pt 2)

Good only comes from God, and only God is good!


Luke 18:19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

Jesus is God, therefore He is good. This statement that He made above is confirming that fact. A man came up and called Him good. He said ‘only God is good’. Jesus, being perfect, never tooted His own horn. This funny expression was taken from the religious people of the day who would blow a horn while they were giving money to a poor person so that everyone could see how spiritual they are. Jesus never glorified Himself, saying He was God. But if He was asked, He had to tell the truth, because it is impossible for the one true God to lie.

Allah, Buddha, Mohammed, and other false gods all say they are a god, but it was ok to lie at times. They even confessed that they did. God, the real God, the only Good and Wise God, can not lie and never says it’s okey to lie. He is 100% good, all the time. There is no darkness in Him at all. When Jesus was asked if He was God, He said:

Luke 22:70 “Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.”

There is no darkness in Him, only light. I think it’s interesting that the Muslim’s Holy Day is Friday (as in ‘good’ Friday?). They have a saying. “Today’s Friday. Then it’s Saturday (inferring that they are going to conquer the Jews who have Saturday as the Holy Day), and then it’s Sunday, (referring to the Christians who worship God on Sundays).

Friday was the day that Jesus was crucified on. What on earth is the reason that Christians call such a horribly sad day ‘Good’? For one thing, it was all about Jesus, and the only reason He (God incarnate) came to earth. It was God’s day to shine, it was Jesus’ moment, and for that reason it was good, because God only does good things.

Also, because as it is written:

Romans 8:28. All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord.

Jesus HAD to be sacrificed to pay for our sins. It was sad. It was horrible. But it was good for us, and good for Him because He loves us. He said it was good for Him to go so that we can be filled with the Holy Spirit.

John 16:7 But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.

Just as in everything scary, sad, horrifying and horrible, God’s goodness is always evident, IF you really love Him. Anything and everything that happens to us is good if God is glorified. Electricity goes, we spend more time learning actual social skills. Hunger, we learn to fast. Suffering, we learn patience. Death of loved ones, we learn empathy. Impaired physically, we learn to wait and be humble. Death, we go to heaven. Attacks, we learn forgiveness. It all makes us closer to Jesus, and in that same process, more like Him.

Even with this virus that has many house bound in fear, ruining the economy, or all the diseases out there that cases millions of deaths a year. (Or the medical ramifications of all the domestic violence, mental illness, suicide attempts, fear, unemployment, inactivity, and overeating caused by the quarantines themselves).  It all will work out for the glory of God. A Christian looks at heaven not as an end but a motivation. We will never have to worry about any germs or viruses in heaven, even little ones that cause bad breath or  acne. We, when we are in our glorified resurrected bodies. will be full of joy for eternity.  God is good, and if we are God’s children, we only have good things waiting for us.

As Christians say, “it’s Friday but Sunday’s coming”

John 11:25. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

Update on PureHeart

The kids aren’t being sent to school and Winnie has a normal cold, so we feel it’s prudent to avoid the feeding center in the dump until her cold passes. I never get sick but I am a carrier. So we need to be careful. Plus some anti-American rhetoric going on, so prudence is necessary. Don’t want to cause someone to sin.

I am visiting geriatric shut ins and our feeding center kids house to house bringing uncooked food. I really have a heart for geriatrics as well as children. Like everywhere else, there are many that I know who are all alone. It breaks my heart. Thankful for GOOD people who Love the Lord, like Dr Roberto Gomez who volunteers his time and resources to help me to help them. We have a clinic for them here at the Winnerhome. Jesus loves all the little children, we all qualify for the hour we are given in God time.

Job- started a 2 hour a day job in telecommuting. Understandably donations are down so God has opened up a tent making position for me until things are back to normal.

True love doesn’t run

True love is faithful to the calling, even of we have to improvise, True love sticks it out

Dean and Winnie Peters
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—— español——-


Lucas 18:19 Y Jesús le dijo: ¿Por qué me llamas bueno? ninguno es bueno, salvo uno, es decir, Dios.

Jesus es Dios. Esta declaración que hizo arriba está confirmando ese hecho. Un hombre se acercó y lo llamó bueno. Él dijo “solo Dios es bueno”. Jesús, siendo perfecto, nunca tocó su propio cuerno. Esta divertida expresión fue tomada de las personas religiosas de la época que tocaban la bocina mientras le daban dinero a una persona pobre para que todos pudieran ver cuán espirituales son.

Jesús nunca se glorificó a sí mismo, diciendo que era Dios. Pero si se le preguntaba, tenía que decir la verdad, porque es imposible que el único Dios verdadero mienta. Allah, Buda, Mahoma y otros dioses falsos dicen que estaba bien mentir a veces, e incluso dijeron que lo hicieron. Dios, el Dios verdadero, el único Dios bueno y sabio, no puede mentir y nunca dice que está bien mentir. Él es 100% bueno, todo el tiempo. No hay oscuridad en Él en absoluto.

Cuando se le preguntó a Jesús si era Dios, dijo:

Lucas 22:70 “Entonces dijeron todos: ¿Eres tú el Hijo de Dios? Y él les dijo: Decís que soy yo.

No hay oscuridad en Él, solo luz. Creo que es interesante que el día santo del musulmán sea el viernes (como en el “viernes bueno”). Tienen un dicho “Hoy es viernes. Luego es sábado (deduciendo que van a conquistar a los judíos que tienen el sábado como Día Santo), y luego es domingo (en referencia a los cristianos que adoran a Dios los domingos).

El viernes fue el día en que Jesús fue crucificado. ¿Cuál es la razón por la cual los cristianos llaman a un día tan terriblemente triste “Bueno”? Porque como está escrito: Romanos 8:28. Todas las cosas funcionan juntas para el bien de los que aman al Señor. Jesús TENÍA que ser sacrificado para orar por nuestros pecados. Eso era triste. Fue horrible. Pero fue bueno para nosotros, y bueno para Él porque nos ama. Dijo que era bueno para Él ir para que podamos ser llenos del Espíritu Santo.

Juan 16: 7 Pero de verdad te digo que es por tu bien que me voy. A menos que me vaya, el Abogado no vendrá a ti; pero si voy, te lo enviaré. Al igual que en todo lo que da miedo, triste, horrible y horrible.

Todo lo que nos sucedió es bueno si Dios es glorificado. La electricidad se va, pasamos más tiempo aprendiendo habilidades sociales reales. El hambre aprendemos a ayunar. Sufriendo aprendemos paciencia. Muerte de seres queridos aprendemos empatía. Discapacitados físicamente, aprendemos a esperar y ser humildes. Muerte, vamos al cielo. Bajo de ataque, aprendemos callar, sonreír, amar y perdonar. Todas las cosas nos enseñan ser como Cristo.

Incluso con este virus que tiene mucha gente quedándose en las casas, atemorizadas, arruinando la economía o todas las enfermedades que causan millones de muertes al año. Todo saldrá bien para la gloria de Dios.

Un cristiano mira al cielo no como un fin sino como una motivación. Nunca tendremos que preocuparnos por los gérmenes, incluso los pequeños que causan mal aliento o incluso el acné. Nosotros, cuando estemos en nuestros cuerpos glorificados y resucitados, estaremos llenos de alegría por la eternidad.

Como dicen los cristianos, “es viernes pero viene el domingo”

Juan 11:25. Jesús le dijo: Yo soy la resurrección y la vida: el que cree en mí, aunque esté muerto, vivirá.

Dean and Winnie Peters
[email protected]

Joyfully serving the ‘least of these’ in Nicaragua for the glory of God

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