“…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10b, NIV)
Can you imagine a snowflake too afraid to leave Heaven’s gate because it’ll melt?
If you can, perhaps you, too, can imagine a child unaware that his or her life has purpose. That God, the Creator of everything, gives each child life. He puts His breath in his or her lungs. Every child should know he/she isn’t an accident!
What about you? Do you know you were created on purpose, for a very special purpose?
Many years ago, as I wrestled with the tale or truth of a living God, I read the Bible, investigated various religions, listened to sermons, read articles in magazines and books, and watched movies. To me, other religions ran the spectrum of gods I could never please to me-centric cults: my thoughts and ideas, what made me feel good, how I could succeed.
…if I could put God in a box of my own making, why would I need Him? He was no better off than me! None of these “theologies” made sense. The more religions I studied, the more bewildered and discouraged I became.
One morning on my drive to work, I remember engaging in another mental argument: how can I know if God is real? What can this ethereal being do to prove He’s who He says He is? The All-Powerful God. Creator of the Universe. And why would He love me?
Before I knew it, I’d come to a fork in the road. If I drove straight, I’d end up over a curb and into a grassy square. Yet, I couldn’t decide – left or right. Now, not only my mental and spiritual health were in jeopardy, but my body, my car, and the City of Sacramento, CA, reached collision proportions! I couldn’t enter the bumper-to-bumper traffic on the left, and the flow on the right was no better. Yet my foot remained frozen on the gas pedal.
“Oh, God, you’ve gotta help me!” While still moving straight for the curb, I remember incredible peace washing over me. Staring at the green patch ahead, I heard myself laughing. Great! I’m going to die laughing in this accident…
(please return next week for Part 2 of Why a Snowflake’s Adventure?)
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