Wise Words

"Wait on the Lord, be strong and of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart...wait on the Lord. Psalms 27:14


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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Too True!

A friend from my church sent this little story to me. It really says something here about what church does for our souls, minds and hearts. I can't imagine going through life believing that this is all there is. That all we have is this mortal coil and when we die we cease to exist. Period. What a depressing thought if you really think about it!

There is something inside of me that says otherwise. Something inside of me that believes deeply that this is not all there is. I can't imagine the despair that certain others must feel at some point in believing that there is nothing after death. How lonely a feeling that must be. Just because you can't see God doesn't mean that He doesn't exist. He is everywhere, in the laughter of a child, in the gentle flight of a butterfly, in the raging thunder of a storm, in the peaceful hush of the forest. God created all of these so that you could see Him everywhere and know that He existed. You can't see the wind, but you know it's there b/c you see and feel the evidence of it. It's the same with God.

Anyway, here it is:

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper and complained
that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. "I've gone for 30 years
now," he wrote, "and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons.
But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So I think
I'm wasting time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at
all." This started a real controversy in the "Letters to the Editor" column,
much to the delight of the editor.

It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:

I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some
32,000 meals, but for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a
single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and
gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me
these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone
to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!"

When you are DOWN to nothing .... God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for your physical AND spiritual nourishment!


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LJ said...

True dat!

Cindy said...

So true!

Thanks for sharing the message - you never know when someone will stumble across exactly the right thing at the exact moment they need it.

Nic said...

Hellooooooo there Cindygirl. Yes, that is why I post little things like that. Somebody, somewhere will read it and it will resonate with them. I put little tidbits about my faith in probably about every 4th or 5th post that I do. Nobody has complained yet. LOL.

Cindy said...

Glad to hear it! :-)