It is important to studiously prepare for preaching and or teaching. In II Timothy 2:15 we are told to study. If we study, we will know what we are believing. The more we study, we learn more. We are to be able to give an answer to every man who asks us what we believe. We are told this in I Peter 3:15. We, as Christians are to diligently study to have this confidence.
About twenty years ago, I heard a story about
unconditional love that
has stayed with me. I'd like to share it with you. The story is about a
newlywed couple. A few weeks after their wedding, the young bride was
in a terrible automobile accident. Her face was so mangled up, so
re-arranged; but her husband lovingly cared for her. He knew the inner
beauty that she possessed and her caring attitude. That is what he
loved about her.
In the book, the author told of being as strong as a
told my husband that, and he laughed. Well, sparrows are very tiny
birds. He wondered where their strength was. Watching birds is relaxing
to me. They fly from one tree to another. I thought how I had watched
sparrows hopping around on their tiny, thin legs. Jesus said that God
is aware of each thing that happens even to sparrows, and you are so
much more important to him than they are.