Sunday, July 24, 2011

YESTERDAY'S FIASCO

It's nothing new, I guess.  I'm sure it's happened to you, too.  You spend hours composing something, saving it (at least you thought you did).  And, in this case, I go to post it on my blog and it's disappeared.  Angry?  Frustrated? Oh,yeah, I was those things and more!  That's happened to me before but it was the result of my not remembering to save it.  What can I say?  It is what it is and now I've attached a similar epistle to this blog entry.  This time it's been saved in a Word document so I know it will reach you.  I hope some of these sentiments might be ones that will make you think, remind you or perhaps, be words you need to hear right now.

WHOSE IN CONTROL
by Patty Lynn

 Life has a way of showing us that there are many things that are not within our control.

            We're caught "off guard" when difficulties come...

And all we want are answers, some clarity.

We look everywhere for those answers...but the questions at the forefront of it all are:

            "Why? Why me?  Why now?"

                        "Now, what do I do," we ask.

But answers to those questions don't come...

So we get busy, gathering information, trying to find the right path, the next path.

We pursue every avenue, look at every possibility...

It's what we must do in our attempt to solve the issues at hand...and then...if we're lucky,

            It dawns on us: "There's something missing from all this searching, and planning, and

questioning"...or better put, Someone.

That Someone, your God, is the only real answer...the only one who is in control!

 That might sound like so much religious Mumbo, Jumbo, but it is THE TRUTH.

            He told us so when He said: "I am the Way, the TRUTH, and the Life."

But these were not just some antiquated words from a time long ago.

True, they were spoken a long time ago, but, these old words were relevant then and...

            They are just as relevant today...because your God, the God who made you, spoke these words...

                        Through His Son, the Son He sent to redeem you, " a lost and condemned creature." 

That's what He called you, you know...

            But He didn't leave it at that...

 He unbelievably loved you so much that He put His own Son through the death and pain and suffering

 that You deserved...

            Suffering way bigger than what you're suffering now...yes, way bigger!

And if He did that, heaped that kind of pain and sorrow on His own beloved Son

So that you could be His Child, so that Jesus, His only Son, could be your brother...

            What more does He have to do...

                        To convince you...

                                    That He is in control?

Jesus is there waiting for you to trust Him, to call upon His name in prayer...

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