Short Name, Short Verse
Scripture Lesson: John 11:35
Today is the birthday of Hall of Famer Mel Ott. In his 22-year
career, all with the New York Giants, Ott hit 511 home runs, scored 1,859 runs,
and drove in 1,860 runs. The number of autographs he was asked to sign made Ott
thankful that his name had only a few letters. He said, “Every time I sign a
ball, and there have been thousands, I thank my lucky stars that I wasn’t named
Coveleski, Wambsgnass, or Peckinpaugh.”
Today’s scripture lesson is the shortest verse in all of Scripture,
“Jesus wept.” I can remember when we had to learn a verse of Scripture for RA’s
(“Royal Ambassadors,” a Bible and mission study group for boys). We all chose
this verse because it was so short and easy to memorize. The verse occurs in a
story about how Jesus’ friend Lazarus had died. Jesus saw how upset Lazarus’
sisters were. Jesus loved Martha and
Mary as well as Lazarus, and he wept for them. Have you ever lost someone close
to you? It is not easy for us when a loved one dies, and it was not easy for
Jesus either. Jesus loves each of us with that kind of love. So this shortest
of all verses in the Bible is packed full of love!
Jesus for loving you with a deep caring love.
can we return that kind of love to Him?
this verse so packed with love?
Shortest name, shortest verse both packed with a lot of power!
Posted on Wed, March 2, 2016
by David Daly