Lesson from a Lab – Burrs: A Lesson on Forgiveness — Devotional Treasures

The author of Devotional Treasures Alan Kearns has graciously allowed me to be a guest writer on his blog once again. If you are a hiker or outdoorsman than you’ve encountered your fair share of burrs.  If you’ve ever had to pick them out of a dog’s coat, you know the challenge they present.  These prickly seeds are the focus of this Lesson from a Lab.   While you are visiting Devotional Treasures, I hope you take a moment to meet Robert Annan, the Dundee Prodigal through a series of biographical posts Kearn’s has written about this 19th century Scottish hero of the faith.

On this Lord’s Day I am happy to present the second submission from our sister Beth Alisan; another beautiful and very effective doggy devotional, which I am sure will be a blessing to you today. I would highly recommend subscribing to Beth’s devotional blog Lessons From A Lab , which has been a huge blessing […]

Lesson from a Lab – Burrs: A Lesson on Forgiveness — Devotional Treasures

6 thoughts on “Lesson from a Lab – Burrs: A Lesson on Forgiveness — Devotional Treasures

  1. Hi, I’m Queen, I write from Italy. Can I ask you to pray for me for a bigger, loving heart? I have sometimes prayed but I’m not good. I have no faith. I try and call God he speak, cry, sing. But my illness consumes me and makes me fear that I can no longer give anything of myself. Can you please ask him to help me? I try to save people, I try to save children but I don’t always have the strength. Sometimes I get discouraged and cry because I wish that suffering does not exist.


    1. Hello Queen from Italy, thank you for stopping, reading, and asking for prayer. You speak of having no faith. May I encourage you to read the Bible for in reading the Word your faith will be fed and will grow (Romans 10:17, Matthew 17:20). The words of scripture are ones we can pray when we have no words of our own to pray. I will most certainly pray for you, but I feel it’s very important to share that prayer with you.

      Heavenly Father, You know Queen, her strengths and her struggles. She is precious in Your sight for she is Your creation (Psalms 139). Your love for her is so great that You sent Your son Jesus to live and die for her sins so that she, in believing that Jesus is her Savior, has life eternal with You (John 3:16). Thank you for your promise that You are her helper and the one who sustains her (Psalms 54:4). Your Word says that You are the “Father of compassion and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God (2 Corinthians 1:4).” I pray that as Queen trust You, seeks You first in her life, and finds comfort in the Words of your Holy Bible that she will be encouraged, strengthened, and equipped to help those around her (Isaiah 41:10). In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen

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      1. I thank you very much for your prayer. Yesterday I went to a hospital to do regular checkups. I am in the waiting room and then I go in and then I go out. Yesterday while I was waiting, I realized that right next to the elevator that I always take, there was a religious chapel, open, and I swear to you that I had never seen it. The doors were wide open and I felt drawn inside. You know how long it’s been since I can’t say a prayer and I didn’t even remember one. But I walked in, I finally felt like I had arrived home. I felt a strange peace. Was it really God who showed me this new way? My heart was trembling. I felt like a little girl who discovers the divine light. It was such a beautiful place and I sober sitting and I think he felt my heart and I felt like crying because I had never noticed that chapel, possible? Maybe it was never the right time. And yesterday it was. Maybe he felt my pain and drew me in there. It’s a mistery.

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      2. Hello Queen, There is a beautiful verse in one of the letters of the New Testament that says, “For He [God the Father] chose us in Him before the creation of the World to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will.” (Ephesians 1:4-5). In choosing us, He lets us know that He is waiting for us to respond to His call to follow Him. Your experience at the hospital in the chapel was Him letting you know that He’s right there for you, He feels your pain, He’s heard your prayers and is drawing you to Him. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). Moving forward I hope you will read the gospel of John in the New Testament. My prayers for you continue.


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