Made Whole

Unlike Jerry McGuire, it was not another person who completed me.

I believe there is a God-shaped hole in each and every person. We try to fill it with food, drugs, passions, other people and we are still hungry for what will fill us.

On this Good Friday, why not give Christ a chance? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Want more information? I’ll be happy to share! Also, you can start here: http://www.cmalliance.org/about/beliefs/savior

Dropping Names

Psst…come here. A little closer. I’ve got something to tell you. I once met Cliff Robertson! Yup, Spiderman’s Uncle Ben! He was a famous actor who left this world last year. He was so nice to me.

Oh, and my late father-in-law was a cameraman for The Honeymooners and Soupy Sales. When Soupy would talk to “Uncle Sal,” he was talking to my father-in-law. He met many stars and public figures.

I have met Don Imus a couple of times when I was fifteen. Also, I sang in a rock band when I was a teen. The band was called Back Rhodes. (Don’t ask.)

However, the most famous, wonderful superstar I have ever met is, ready for this? Jesus Christ! Yup, forty years ago I made His personal acquaintance! Giving my life to Him broke the chains that had held me close to this world.

Yes, of all the people I have ever met, the Son has never let me down, always been available and has never witheld love from me. I always know where I stand with Him. You see, I am royalty because my Father is a King and His son is the Prince of Peace!
Shhh…..oh,never mind, tell everyone! Shout it from the mountain tops! If you need peace, here is how to find it: http://www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_usn20.nsf/vw-sublinks/81E63E8D7B75B6288825770B0052F6F0?openDocument

Let me know what you think! g

Joy in the Journey

“There is a joy in the journey
There’s a light we can love on the way
There is a wonder and wildness to life
And freedom for those who obey
And all those who seek it shall find it
A pardon for all who believe
Hope for the hopeless and sight for the blind
To all who’ve been born in the Spirit
And who share incarnation with Him
Who belong to eternity stranded in time
And weary of struggling with sin
Forget not the hope that’s before you
And never stop counting the cost
Remember the hopelessness when you were lost
There is a joy in the journey
There’s a light we can love on the way
There is a wonder and wildness to life
And freedom for those who obey
And freedom for those who obey…”

Michael Card has such a way with words. He writes that joy is conditional; one must “obey.”

I have never been disappointed when I have obeyed God’s word. My greatest joy has been in my salvation. Before knowing Him, I did not know joy. When I am not in His will, I stumble and fall into the depths of despair.

Why do I make my life so difficult? If I only obey I will know joy! Like a petulant child, I want my own way! Oh, but that I would have eyes that would see and ears that would hear!

Thankfully, my God is patient.