Good Monday evening healing team!
I hope you all had a great weekend and ready for this week. Parents and students, congratulation on surviving the first week of school, five more days until three days off. Enjoy this week!
When I was a student, I knew science was for me, but not mathematics. Baseball was for me but not basketball. I think we all can relate to that.
We always look for what works best for us whether it is a job, exercise, diet and so on.
When we kind of figure out what works for a certain situation, we stick with it for a while, however without any notice that won’t work anymore.
I have been to a camping and my kind of camping was staying in a cabin with AC, hot shower, hot tub and clean, comfortable bed.
Backpack hiking with sleeping in the tent was not on my check list, because I thought it was not for me without giving it a chance to see if I would like it.
After all, I enjoyed backpack hiking as much as I enjoyed camping in a cabin.
I grow up in Japan and Jesus was not popular there. Not knowing him much, I made a decision that He was not for me. People talked me about Him and I used to get mad because I do not want nothing to do with Him.
Don’t you get annoyed when you decided to have a pepperoni pizza but people tried to talk you into get a meatball spaghetti? You don’t want to get it because you got sick last time you eat.
But I decided to give a chance to Jesus (a mustered seed of faith) because people talked about Jesus got something I did not have and I did not know what was it. Also, it won’t hurt me trying a meatball spaghetti again right? It did not kill me, the worse thing it can happen is to get sick again.
“You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. N othing would be impossible.”
So, I took a bite and again and again.
I said I gave a chance to Jesus. In the end, He gave me a chance to be saved and I took that opportunity. It took me years to decide inviting Him to my life as my savior. If it’s taking you years, I understand you. If you have not give Jesus a chance, I understand that too. Like I said, it took me years. I was there. If you already gave your life to Him, I understand that too.
Parents, don’t you wish your baby comes with an instruction?
Spouses, don’t you wish your marriage comes with an instruction?
Don’t you wish your life comes with an instruction?
There is One. The Bible. His word.
A bible will not tell you what you do if your baby cry all night and you gave him a bottle, changed a diaper and held him for two hours, but he is still crying. But, a bible will teach you how to LOVE him.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient and kin d; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
It is your LOVE will comfort your baby and your LOVE will make him smile.
I am sure there were so many things in your life you thought they were not for you, but you might find out them to be for you in the end.
You tried, iPhone, Android then iPhone, but you settled with a rotary phone. That’s great!
My prayer for all is for you will be settled with Jesus.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Have a great evening.