Wednesday, February 10, 2010


My dear friend Theresa was telling me about a job interview she went on recently. "How many people are employed there?" I asked her. "10,000" she answered. For a moment I fell for and said "What?!?!" Until she started laughing and I realized she was just kidding. We got a good laugh. And then, any answer to any question was, of course 10,000. "How much does it pay an hour"--10,000! So you see how the rest of that conversaion went.
This morning I started thinking about it and thought of another time when 10,000 came in to play. Jesus told Peter he could call 10,000 angels to come and save Him from going to the cross. Thank God he didn't! His going to the cross is the only thing that has saved me from an eternity of damnation and hell. And His death is the only thing that will save anyone else, too. If He had called the angels, did not go to the cross there would be nothing I could do to save myself. His death is the only way to eternal life--you must believe it was for YOU he died and that nothing else will do! Thank you Jesus for not calling your 10,00o angels!
Matthew 26:52-54
52Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
53Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
54But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?

Monday, February 1, 2010

God's Plans

A couple of years ago, Bill and I had taken over the children's ministry at a small church we attended at the time. It was an area that needed help in many ways and to be "churched" was one of them. Each week we had 20+ kids and fell in love with all of them. We so enjoyed Wednesday nights and always looked forward to them and we both spent much time in preparation.

Unfortunately, we had a disagreement with the Pastor and his wife--who had told us to "run the show" and "we will not interfere"--and the hard words and hurt feelings could not be smoothed over and we decided it would be better for us to move on. We had already been studying with a bible class and decided to start to attend all 3 meetings a week. Leaving our "kids" had been heart-breaking and so hard, but we really began to grow and have learned so much where we are now.

We recently ran across an article written by the Pastor at the old church and were amazed at some of the things he seemed to believe and I guess he is now teaching at that church. Some of his points were shocking and he gave no scripture to back up his opinions.

The more we discussed it over the course of the weekend, the more we realized that God has put us right where we need to be. We have grown and learned so much and could have ended up in real trouble if we had stayed where we had been. God's plan was the right one--even if we couldn't see it at the time!