Jesus challenge his disciples to be like a child (John 18:2). I believe I never truly understood what that meant until I had children. My one year old reminds me what is to be like a child daily. As he learns right and wrong, he makes mistakes and frustrates me. However, he never fails to believe in my love for him and my willingness to forgive him no matter what. Many times after he chooses the “wrong thing”, he runs to me for forgiveness and love. Imagine if we had the same bond with our Heavenly Father…
One of the challenges we face as Christians is finding the Christ in everyone. Sometimes our own sinfulness obscures our view, and sometimes it is the other who doesn’t want us to see the Christ in them. However, forgiveness washes the mud that covers our eyes so that we might see….
There are times when I ask myself, what has God done for me lately? It wasn’t until I started making a list of what I am thankful for did I begin to realize the blessings God showers upon me each day.
One of my new tools in my layered security blanket is a site called virsustotal. What is great about this website is that you can take a link in an email, copy and paste it into the search field and then scan it without harming your computer. (Note: you have to click on the scan URL link below the scan button to switch from the default scan file mode.)
The other plus is you can download a file from a website, and have it scanned by not one many different antivirus vendors.
It should be noted that this website application does not “guarantee” that the program you download is not a virus, worm, trojan, or malware. In fact no antivirus program can provide 100% protection, but it does provide another layer of security.