Friday, November 23, 2007

That you might have life...

Here is a funny and insightful post my wife found about the abundant life we always have in Christ, but unfortunately often only understand and allow ourselves to experience in times of difficulty.
Hey. My favorite Spanish t-shirt that I have says this: "Yo he venido para que tengan vida, y la tengan en abundancia". "I have come that you might have life and that you may have it in abundance."

I was laughing about a mistake one of our children made when she was trying to memorize the verse. The mistake went like this: "Yo he venido para que tengan vida, y la tengan en la ambulancia." "I have come that you might have life and that you might have it in the ambulance."

Her mistake was not entirely wrong. I believe we really can have abundant life in the ambulance. In fact, it feels like sometimes we have more abundant life in the ambulance than we do anywhere else. God is present and reaching out to us all the time, but when the other things, food, health, security, are stripped from us and we are forced to turn to him, that's when we often find that the source of our greatest joy was God all along. When the trials come, get ready to live. - George
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