Am still thinking this morning about some of the comments written to this blog yesterday. I agree so much with what SFDBWV wrote when he said,
“The Bible is many things, one thing it is, is a story. Not just a story, but a story about God and man’s experiences. Apart and together…Life without others and without sharing is very dull and well” lifeless”…The Bible lets us read about everyone’s triumphs and failures. About others grief and joy. Life is meant to be shared with each other…This blog would be unnecessary without people sharing their own stories of life’s experiences. Instead it would only be another tract making a repetitious statement. A good statement, but without flavor.”
SFDBWV had written earlier some of his own experience in response to, poohpity who wrote,
“I know one thing, I have never been so close to death before as at this time watching my mom with cancer. I am reminded daily all we have is one day at a time and we need to be Jesus to whomever we meet just for today and nothing else are we able to control. He is in control not us, thank God!!!!!”
Then pegramsdell says,
“I don’t have any money left after paying bills, but, you know, it is still a good Friday, because Jesus died for me and I am saved. I am praying for those suffering in India and all over the world and even right here. So many people have even less than I do. So many people are suffering and crying out to God. I pray that He hears them and heals them. I know that He wants to help them and hold them in His arms to comfort them. God is so good!”
And plumbape tells his own story when he says,
“…I have been around the block in this country’s big cities and spent time in Illinois juvenile DOC for three years only to graduate to maximum prison twice before I was 23. I was born again while on the last trip while spending 13 months in segregation for defending myself. We only got out to take a shower once a week but I took mail Bible courses because I didn’t know about the bible or why there are so many different religions. There was a riot and the cons gained control of where I was at so I took my bunk and jammed it so I could hold down on one end and covered up with the mattress for 3 days to keep them out. Did I mention I was a tall thin white boy with hair down to my belt???…That was thirty years ago and I have found that people are all the same…I don’t know anything for sure except God and his Son Jesus which is all that matters and I for one believe we won’t have to much more time to wait for the answers to the Kingdom of God.”
Just want to repeat what SFDBWV recognizes above. By sharing your lives, experiences, thoughts, and questions, you make any time and effort I put into our shared journey of faith so worthwhile.
Thank you all. And please forgive me for unintentionally overlooking the contribution of others. I just pulled out some examples to illustrate SFDBWV‘s point.