Sunday, June 24, 2007

Church Today

I feel like I am not doing a good enough job telling you or getting you to understand the free gift God gives to us everyday. This morning in Sunday School class a video helped me to understand why. This short video story went something like this:

There are times in your lives when you hear, see, or sense something that is not pure. One mistake can change someones lifetime. I have made mistakes will you give me a second chance? I am sorry for what I did and was wrong, will you forgive me. Will you forgive whatever someone else did to you, I am sorry for what they did to you, please forgive them.

This story was about a prostitute and she had a bad day selling her body to others. She was in trouble for not making enough money for her boss. He was yelling at her and telling her she was worthless, you get the picture. Cops showed up and she took off running while her boss turned his back on her. She made it inside a two story dark building and fell asleep for the night. She woke up to hear people singing and praising the Lord. Then she heard the preacher preach that day. This message was told to us Christians. Christians with a mask on our face at church work or at home. Some people are nice at work but when they get home it is a totally different story.

Sometimes I catch myself treating my wife or daughter the wrong way. The people I love the most, I hurt the most. We need to leave the windows open more at our house. I need to treat my family with more love every day.

Well this preacher was telling the story from the bible that related to us christians. How we have our masks on for church and at home, that we lead secert lives. The minister is right, lots of people do that you see it happen all the time. Well after the preacher was done and people were going home, she was going up to the preacher to see if he would help her find her way to be a better person. Just as she came up to the preacher another man shook the preacher's hand. It happened to be a guy that payed for services. He didn't notice her but she took notice that he had a son and a beautiful wife and was very close to the preacher. She got out of the church as fast as she could without being noticed. As she left the church she saw her boss waiting for her outside at a distance. Just then she was approached by a kind woman offering her to come to her house today and get a warm bath, fresh clothes and a warm cooked meal. She was going to decline until the kind woman saw who she was afraid of. The kind woman said you don't have to worry just then she took notice of the nice womans child hugging his father, and he was a police man. She ended up going with the family but what a miracle that is. It takes so much for one person to change there lives.

I feel I have failed at not being nice enough or offer enough to people but as this story portrays it sure does take a lot for someone to change. I am hear to let you know that what ever is troubling you or hurting you in anyway, let someone know about it they may be able to change your life forever. I am always here to read what you have to say and I don't even have to know who you are. God never changes but people do. Another thing I heard today was the word religious. It bothered me to hear web the dictionary has to say about that word. I am not slaved to God I choose to try and be more like God every day and I fail all the time. I don't like failing, it is not fun at all. God is there for me to pick me up off of the ground and put me back together again, Thanks to His Son Jesus Christ. So forgive me if I am misleading or not telling you what you want to hear, I am sorry. I am Happy all the time Thanks to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You can be too, pick up your bible today and read what God's word's say to you.

3:19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under 22 the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 3:20 For no one is declared righteous before him 23 by the works of the law, 24 for through the law comes 25 the knowledge of sin.


Anonymous said...

Don't forget, it is the things that you do that also make people look at life in a positive way. My wife and I were just talking about you yesterday, and how you go out of your way to see how people are doing, and show that you really do care. You have a special way of making people feel better.
Thanks for all the great things you do
You are a great example of living your faith. Keep it up

Anonymous said...

didnt see you at Springfield.

JC's said...

I wanted to stay at home with family. Maybe I will see ya somewhere else?

ryan said...


I don't have your new e-mail address. I spoke with Swain; he's doing OK...a little banged up.

He appreciated the thoughts and prayers.