Sunday, January 10, 2016

Creative Writing - That One

This is inspired by something I saw about the gun control measures the president decided to take action on. It was apparently said, "Why bother enacting anything if we cannot save them all?" So now I am wondering what would have happened if Jesus and His Father had a similar conversation? 

God: Son, I need you to go down to earth on a mission. You will be born as a baby. You will live to age 33. You will go around preaching my words and then you will be crucified on a cross. 

Jesus: But dad, why?

God: Because I want to save some of the people down there. I have compassion for them and I want to love them and have fellowship with them. But I cannot stand what they have become of late. They ridicule the poor, they leave the sick to die, and they starve the hungry. They are not doing what I have commanded them to do. 

Jesus: Some? Not all? But dad, if I cannot save them all, why bother trying?

God: Because Son, even if you manage to only get through to one and I can only save one, that is still one who will be saved. If you don't go, that one will be lost forever.

Jesus: Okay, dad, you're right. Is not that one worth more than a thousand if that one might go on to help do even greater things? Maybe that one that I help will turn around and help a thousand more.

God: Now you're thinking! Oh, and Son?

Jesus: Yes, dad?

God: I love You. 

All for that one. Jesus came for that one. God sent His Son for that one. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Proverbs 3

Dear God, help me to never forget Your teaching. Help me to place all my trust in You. I cannot understand what I am going through right or why I am going through it, but You know exactly why I am going through this challenge. Keep me from evil. Help me to discern what is good and what is evil. Thank You for Your love. Thank You for wisdom. Help me to not withhold good from those who deserve good. Help me to not be afraid of terror or the wicked. Give me discernment of who to listen to and of who not to listen to. Thank You for everything. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Proverbs 2

Dear God, may I never forget to seek wisdom from You. Going into an election year, wisdom from You is more needed now than ever. Help me to elect only those who are standing upright with You and willing to work on protections for the least of these in our nation. Give me wisdom when encountering those who only vote by party and refuse to hear anything else. Give me strength in my advocacy. Give me power to press on. My views may not be popular, but neither were the views of Jesus. Thank You for Your love and guidance. In Jesus' Name, Amen!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Proverbs 1

Dear God, help me to always listen to Your voice above all others. What a shame to end up in a position of calamity because one refused to hear YOUR voice. I pray for wisdom and knowledge in my journey and growth this year and all the rest of my life. In Jesus' Name, Amen!