Today's Scripture: "The Jews answered Him, saying, 'For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.'” Jn 10:33
5901. Our reasons may seem sound, but our actions can correct the notion. JG
The other day one of my children was looking over my shoulder as I perused scanned photographs on my computer. We were looking for pictures of my parents suitable for a tabletop display at her wedding. When I opened one folder, she asked about a front page newspaper article showing me as a thirteen year old boy. I told her it was an article about me saving my father, her grandfather, from a house fire. "Why haven't I heard about it," she asked. I had no answer but her asking reminded me of all the hubbub after it happened. I remember being more embarrassed than proud. Perhaps it's humility I don't know, but it didn't seem to be the big deal that everyone was making of it. Maybe everyone was simply looking for a hero and for one day it was my turn.
Have you ever been asked, "When were you saved?" Evangelists like a big salvation story from bad to good and ugly to beautiful to inspire people. Early in life, I decided that following Jesus and acting like Him put me a road less traveled, suitable for an intimate relationship. It didn't seem like much of a change to embrace it. People like to tell their conversion story to convince other people, but I have a different story. When I "walked the aisle" as a teenager, there were no flashing lights or angelic appearances. As people congratulated me for my decision, it didn't seem like a big deal though I tried to act like it was. Thinking back, when I acknowledged Him it was as though He confirmed what He'd been doing all my life. In essence, my "choice" that day essentially evaporated into the timeless ocean of His.
Thank You, God, for inspired Scripture designed for us before time began.
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