Here is something that I wrote earlier this week and shared with What's for Supper? friends on Wednesday night:
If the truth be told, most of us wonder what are lives are going to be like and what the future holds. Some of us worry about it. Some us read our horoscopes. We read fortune cookies when we dine at a Chinese restaurant. Or we have our handwriting analyzed. Some of us go so far as checking things out with a palm reader. If we could just know for sure what might happen to us tomorrow!
Wouldn’t it be easier if we came with a script? Some actors take the stage without one and enjoy working improvisationally. As a part of the audience, we usually laugh at the antics of the characters when no one knows for sure what is going to happen next or how the play is going to end………or when!
We tend to like it better when there is a ‘script’: a certain number of characters to which we are introduced, a plot, and a conclusion. My dictionary definition says a script is "a copy of a text of a play, movie, radio and television show".
If we had our way, we would have life have the same "copy". It would make life a lot easier. God thought the same thing! So He gave us "scriptures"(the next word in my dictionary: "a sacred writing"): The Bible, which tells what we can expect will happen next in our lives. Nothing is left for chance; nothing is left for improvisation.
God says, "I love you so much that I have given you my Son, Jesus; so that if you believe Him, you will not die but have eternal life. I didn’t come to condemn you but to save you." - John 3:16, 17
God says, "Give everything that bothers you to me, because I care for you." – I Peter 5:7
God says, "I have not given you a spirit of fear, but of power…. and of love….and of a strong mind." – II Timothy 1:7
God says, "Because I am Your Shepherd, you have everything you need." – Psalms 23:1
God says a whole bunch of other stuff. It’s all part of the "script"ures for our lives.
(Vacation next week for Karen's Korner; #141 will be on Monday, September 29!)