What If – Share the Message (5/23)

23 May

Share The Message…

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 or 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 would also ask why He used a colony of ants to show us how we are to love and work together. 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.

 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

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?

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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