Monday, November 29, 2004

For the mother of my children, her mom, my mom, and all moms

The child asked God,
“They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but
how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

“Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”

The child further inquired,
“But tell me, here in heaven I don't have to
do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”

God said,
“Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you
and you will feel your angel's love and be very happy.”


Again the child asked,
“And how am I going to be able to understand when
people talk to me if I don't know the language?”

God said,
“Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet
words you will ever hear, and with much patience
and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”


“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”

God said,
“Your angel will place your hands together
and will teach you how to pray.”


“Who will protect me?”

God said,
“Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it's life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”

God said,
“Your angel will always talk to you about me and
will teach you the way to come back to me,
even though I will always be next to you.”


At that moment there was much peace in heaven, but
voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked,
“God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel's name.”

“You will simply call her
‘Mom.’”

My life verse

"At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life."

--Titus 3:3-7

Saturday, November 20, 2004

My personal statement of faith

My faith irritates. I will defend it to the death.
My faith offends. I will still defend it to the death.
My faith is not kind to all. I will continue to defend it to the death.
My faith stands against the ways of the world. I will always defend it to the death.

My faith is not subject to the whims of those who are of the world. Yes, it is offensive. Yes, it is difficult to take. Such is the Word. It goes against everything of the world: greed, lust, selfishness, pride - all the sins of the world. I will not betray my Lord and Savior to please those who are offended by my beliefs. I will not let the words of those ruled by the world sway my beliefs. I do not care if they do not respect me, or even hate me because of that. Such things are temporary and not of God. I will not spare them the truth of the Bible to spare their feelings. Too many have done so before me and I fear they will discover the truth too little too late. I will not be counted among them in the end.

In the Bible, God is quite clear about what sin is. It is unfortunate that many, because of Man's willfully sinful nature, try to use the Word itself to excuse their sins. They misinterpret, misrepresent, or just plan ignore any passages that they disagree with. They may fool people that way, but they do not fool God.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Welcome to the REAL Jesusland blog

Unlike that other blog, I won't denegrate people based upon their religious beliefs (or lack thereof) or where they live.