Thursday, February 23, 2006
I suppose you'll have to click on the pages and maybe even magnify them a bit to make them readable. It's hard to imagine a life so small as the one pictured in the hand above, and yet that life took shape at the very instant of conception. At that moment a soul was invested in the coming together of the gift God has given us in procreation. I know there is a lot of conjecture of when a life is truly a life, but the way I see it we are all just like that infant above. We're all held in the very palm of God's hand, and redeemed by the blood of the Lamb! Too simplistic? Too idealistic? Maybe, but we all have to make our stance according to the leading of our hearts. The article that I put up in pages scanned by a very old Lexmark tell a little about a man, and a lot about how God uses people to carry on the work of the kingdom. We wrestle our human difficulties, and for the most part we are a lot like the person(you'll know what I mean here if you read the pages)who was so shy he had to tell the message from behind an upraised hand for fear of the crowd. God takes that part of us that is the weakest, most vulnerable, and uses it for mighty purposes. What we see as failings in ourselves and others are vastly unimportant. The area we need to develop, every one of us, is trust! It is that simple. Trust is the beginning of courage. Even the very smallest of infants has the courage born in them to struggle for survival. That is the spirit of humankind that refuses to give up, quit, backdown or shutup. We're fighters! Each of us, just as helpless as that baby in the hand above, is comprised of a body, a mind, and a soul that thirsts for growth in every way imaginable. Perhaps we need to see ourselves as that child so that we can help others understand that life is a sacred trust. In Christ's Love, Preacher.