Saturday, October 06, 2012



I think that God, in His wisdom, leaves Christians here for a lifetime (this side of eternity lifetime) for His own Good purposes.
We are interface.
1 Corinthians 2:11-16 (HCSB)
"11  For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
12  Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God.
13  We also speak these things, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people.
14  But the unbeliever does not welcome what comes from God’s Spirit, because it is foolishness to him; he is not able to understand it since it is evaluated spiritually.
15  The spiritual person, however, can evaluate everything, yet he himself cannot be evaluated by anyone.
16  For who has known the Lord’s mind, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ."

Well and good, Doug...but what does that have to do with the price of oranges?
We have the mind of Christ, those of us who have been accepted into His Kingdom. Not that we become suddenly all knowing or wise...but we can comprehend the things of God.
But we are also carnal creatures, still sinners (forgiven, but still with the sin) who can fully understand the 
ways and thoughts of everyone else. We can understand the pains and struggles that all people go through, because we are simply people, too. We are not so "heavenly minded" that we are no earthly good.
God leaves us here to help others.
The image at the top of this post is my poor representation of a sign someone put up on the bulletin board at our local grocery store (I live in a small town-we only have one).
I love it.

1 comment:

Doug said...

Today I discovered that I'm not in as good a shape as I thought. Our hospital hosted a "Walking" tour around town to highlight good health-we could choose one, three or five mile treks, and I walked the three mile path.
Ouch. I hadn't realized that the hills had gotten so steep since I was a kid. I made it in just over an hour, with a couple of sitting breaks. I DID beat the five mile walkers, but just by a few minutes.
Later I let dogs out for some friends on a trip-they have helped me, and I am happy to help them. Another friend came and fed my cats last weekend when I was gone-and I've done the same for her with her pooches-we are here for each other and that makes the world more livable.