Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Dying the death

Why do some people struggle with controlling everything? They think that they can fix all of the problems that happen in life and yet fail to discover that sin has caused these problems. People of today have a "can do" attitude about everything; finances, marriages, emotional issues, you name it. I can fix it! I can take care of everything. I am in control of my life! What if Noah would have said that. What would have happened to The Church? Could you imagine Noah telling God his ideas about saving human kind. God, I think I have another idea, this ark thing of yours will just be to time consuming. Why not a raft that would only take a few days. I don't know about taking all of the animals either. Man, that just sounds like to much work. How about I just take a few of the really good ones. You know God, I am really proud man and I think I can do this alone. I can take care of everything. I do not want to die the death!
The only way that any good can come out of any sinner is to die the death. We all must be crucified with Christ. We must drown in the waters of baptism and die, only to then rise up out of the water and then clothed with Christ. Then and only then can Christ in us take care of all of our problems. Then we can have peace. Then we can have ever lasting life. I am hungry for the supper to come at the Divine Service!

Monday, July 03, 2006

We are almost there

Last night was Sunday and that means popcorn and ice cream for supper. I know that it sounds crazy but it is the one time a week that I do not cook a meal. So we make it fun and enjoy it. My husband usually scoops out the ice cream. When I say he scoops out the ice cream I mean that he really brings it on. Heaping bowls of ice cream are brought to everyone in the family. Needless to say his is always very full. He asked me to scoop the ice cream last night and I looked at him and asked why. Well he then told me that he always put to much in his bowl and then pays for later. I then smiled at him at said " You are always trying to feast before the feast comes."
As children of God we await Heaven and look towards it with longing hearts. In the world there is so much pain and torment, it is so easy to get sucked into it all and feel sorry for ones self. This last week I had selfish feelings, thinking my life was so terrible. In reality it is not. I am blessed by God in many numerous ways, His Body and Blood were shed for me and I know that all of my sins are blotted out by Him. We all want the "big bowl of ice cream" but for now we receive His Body and Blood until He will take us to our Heavenly home.