Walking in the Light
It is worth considering that shadows only form where there is light. So if you feel like I do sometimes, that your life too often is lived in the shadows of trials, pain, heartache and disappointment, remember that these shadows appear because we are...
Mon, 23-Oct-2017
Throwing Rocks

“Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead.”
2 Corinthians 1:9

A small boy was playing with his sailboat at the edge of a lake. When the wind pulled the sailboat away from the shoreline and out of his reach, he began to cry as he saw it moving...

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Throwing Rocks
Daily: 23 Oct 2017

“Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead.”
2 Corinthians 1:9

A small boy was playing with his sailboat at the edge of a lake. When the wind pulled the sailboat away from the shoreline and out of his reach, he began to cry as he saw it moving farther and farther away from him. An older boy came to the scene and began throwing stones at the boat. The smaller boy cried, 'Why are you throwing stones at my boat?' The older boy said, “You don't know what I'm doing. I'm throwing stones on the far side of the boat to create some waves to bring the sailboat back to you. Trust me; I know what I'm doing.”

Sometimes we have this notion that God is up in heaven throwing rocks down upon us. We go through trials and tribulations. We deal with illness, financial burdens or relationship issues. It seems like one thing after the other. But just like the older boy in the story, God knows what He is doing when He allows the stones to be thrown in our lives. They are meant to draw us closer to Him, not to drive us from Him. God doesn’t want us to suffer for sufferings sake, but so that we can better know Him.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, whatever trials I face may they bring me closer to You.
Amen 

by Rev. Raymond Butler

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