Today is Friday, March 16th, 2012; Karen's Korner #2275

A couple more great thoughts from Max Lucado:

He Understands

And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

~~Matthew 10:30

God cares for you! So much so, he’s got the hairs on your head numbered.

Why did he grow weary in Samaria (John 4:6), disturbed in Nazareth (Mark 6:6), and angry in the Temple (John 2:15)? Why was he sleepy in the boat on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 4:38), sad at the tomb of Lazarus (John 11:35), and hungry in the wilderness (Matt. 4:2)?

Why? Why did he endure all these feelings? Because he knew you would feel them too.

He knew you would be weary, disturbed, and angry. He knew you’d be sleepy, grief-stricken, and hungry. He knew you’d face pain. If not the pain of the body, the pain of the soul … pain too sharp for any drug. He knew you’d face thirst—a thirst for truth. And the truth we glean from the image of a thirsty Christ is—he understands.

And because he understands, you can come to him.



Doubt—An Unwanted Visitor

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

~~ Hebrews 10:23

Doubt.  He’s a lousy neighbor.  An unwanted visitor.  An obnoxious guest.  And he’ll pester you.  He’ll irritate you.  He’ll criticize your judgment.

His aim is not to convince you, but to confuse you.  He doesn’t offer solutions.  Doubt only raises questions.

Had any visit from this fellow lately?  If you find yourself going to church in order to be saved and not because you’re saved, then you’ve been listening to him.

If you find yourself doubting that God could forgive you again for that, you’ve been sold some snake oil.

If you’re more cynical about Christians than sincere about Christ, then guess who came to dinner?

I suggest you put a lock on your gate.  I suggest you post a “Do not enter” sign on your door!  Say no to doubt.