What if -revisited

6 Dec

In August of 2014 I posted “What If” it got little notice and only one response. So, looking at what is happening in our world and country today, I decided to repost it and see if people are paying any better attention. What if God knocked on your door today and said let’s sit down over a cup of coffee….

What If:

When I was younger, we used to play a game of what if. What if animals could talk, what would they tell us? What if this or what if that. There are plenty of what if’s in the world today and I am sure they all contain some special message, but what if it really happened?

Grandfather once told me a story about a great man that walked the earth. This man could do anything, heal people, talk to the animals and have them do as he asked, and clear the heavens of stormy clouds with a wave of his hand. Grandfather was so enamored over this man that he invited him to have dinner with us one evening. He hurried home to make the best dinner he could and had us all clean up for our special guest. We waited until late when there was knock on the door, when he opened the door there was a beggar there looking for something to eat so Grandfather fed him and sent him on his way. A little later there was a knock on the door and when Grandfather opened it there was a poor lady wondering if we had any clothing she could have to stay warm. Grandfather gave her warm clothes and blankets. A little later a young man came with a bad cut on his arm, which Grandfather treated and bandaged. The great man never showed until the next morning. Grandfather asked why he was so late and the man said when I was hungry you gave me food, when I was cold you clothed me and gave me blankets and when I was hurt you treated my wounds so how can you say I am late. Grandfather tells this story because, as he said, you never know who you are helping and it is always best to give your all when helping a neighbor of stranger in need.

So now we’re back to the what if game, what if God was here today with you what would you say to Him? Theologians would tell you it is impossible, but how would we know? For one, with God, nothing is impossible so He may be walking next to you and you would never know it.

The moral is God is everywhere, He is our life and we exist because of Him. If He were to sit down with me today, I would thank Him for my life and all He has done for me. I would ask Him if we will ever have world peace and why we, as a people, have such a hard time forgiving others. I know He has the answers and would be happy to share them. In truth, He talks to us everyday sometimes through our prayers and other times during our day, but we do not always listen because we are too busy trying to run our own life or we just don’t want to hear His opinion. I have learned never to question His wisdom and that He always has my best interest at heart. He has never let me down.

So, what if God came up to you tomorrow morning and said let’s have coffee, we need to talk, what would you have to say?

Love,

Ed

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2 Responses to “What if -revisited”

  1. the warrioress December 7, 2015 at 8:23 am #

    I might cry…for a lot of reasons. The state of things, the way things are, the way that I don’t understand why they are the way they are — primarily why most of God’s people are the way they are. It’s so depressing. Maybe I want his reassurance? Things and people disillusion me about how I thought Christians were supposed to be. Anyway, I would tell him, hug him, and just drink him in. I think I would be nervous, but it would be a giddy, excited, awe-struck nervousness. I would treasure our moments and feel so glad to be with him.

    • efchristi December 7, 2015 at 9:57 am #

      My how much you have grown over the past 16 months. If you review the last response to this one, it is like night and day.
      He would tell you not to worry over things you can’t control and to trust Him to handle you concerns. Happiness isn’t the destination, it’s the joy we share along the way.

      If you would like to review your last response, look at “What If” in the related post section.

      Love you,

      Ed

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