Sunday Collectives 1/05/14 – 1/11/15
Last Sunday night my mood turned ugly. I was talking with a friend and he said something that lit a fire in me. I ranted and raved; I said harsh things about someone not present, and the best efforts to silence me merely aggravated me.
I went to bed angry, and I woke up remorseful.
Last week I finally bought a gadget, (android tablet). Though it was not new, it was in good condition. Since I had never used a similar gadget, I had some difficulties in operating it. After searching the internet for information, I ended up needing a connector so I could connect a flash disc, mouse, keyboard, etc to the gadget.
It is a small connector, yet it is so powerful, since it enables me to operate the gadget easier. You know, the gadget and the connector reminded me of the relationship of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ….
As I have been learning about God I have arrived at two conclusions….
1) God is great.
2) As a man, I can’t even begin to describe just how great he is……..I have spent most of my life believing he is just too complicated and therefore, I could never possibly ever really understand him – satan has even tried that old lie on me that he used on Eve way back when…..“surely ye shall not die….” Genesis 3:3-4
Today, I go to the Memorial Service being held for my uncle who passed away three days ago. He was 82 years old, and the last of my mother’s family. The last connection of my childhood, with those who loved my mother and whom my mother loved.
My uncle had not led an exemplary life, and was pretty much known as a wild man, not held by any boundaries but those of great pain and sorrow at the loss of his first wife and 12 year old son in a car accident forty three years ago. He drowned himself in a sea of alcohol and sorrow and rage seemly beyond his control. Yet you loved him. And through the veil of pain, you knew he loved you.
Did you ever play on a sports team as a kid?
I remember the days, many years ago, when I stood in outfield looking for my parent’s smiling faces in the bleachers while ignoring the game on the field. I wanted to make sure they saw me. I longed for someone who was there to watch me! I wanted someone who was cheering me on, rooting for me. We all want that.
We hope you enjoy this excerpt from Walking in God’s Grace…
I have not been living right and have messed up really bad. Can God still, or will God still, forgive me?
None of us are living right! All of us must go to God moment by moment and confess our sins.