Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Thank you, guys, for those responses - they are greatly encouraging to me!
Tim, good work! here are times when we CAN NOT give first hand help. At those times, you did exactly the right thing; you secured help for him through someone else.
When do we give up on someone, BlackEagle?
Is there a point where Jesus gives up on people?
But I must admit that Jesus has a LOT more patience than I.
Sub-moa, I feel the heat of anger rise up in me quite frequently; it is a constant battle. And you are exactly correct - it IS a good vs evil war that is going on in the world.
Charles Swindoll wrote this in Strengthening Your Grip: A bone-weary father dragged into his home dog tired late one evening. It had been one of those unbelievable days of pressure, deadlines, and demands. He looked forward to a time of relaxation and quietness. Exhausted, he picked up the evening paper and headed for his favorite easy chair by the fireplace. About the time he got his shoes untied, plop! into his lap dropped his five-year-old son with an excited grin on his face.
"Hi, Dad. Let's play!"
He loved his boy dearly, but his need for a little time all alone to just think was, for the moment, a greater need than time with Junior. But how could he maneuver it?
There had been a recent moon probe and the newspaper carried a huge picture of earth. With a flash of much-needed insight, the dad asked his boy to bring a pair of scissors and some transparent tape. Quickly, he cut the picture of earth into various shapes and sizes, then handed the pile of homemade jigsaw puzzle pieces to him.
"You'll tape it all back together, Danny, then come on back and we'll play, okay?"
Off scampered the child to his room as dad breathed a sigh of relief. But in less than ten minutes the boy bounded back with everything taped perfectly in place. Stunned, the father asked: "How'd you do it so fast, Son?"
"Aw, it was easy, Daddy. You see, there is this picture of a man on the back of the sheet. And when you put the man together, the world comes together."
Out of the mouths of babes, they say –
Romans 5:19 (KJV);
For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
May God bless each one of us by helping us get it all together -
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.