Friday, April 18, 2008

God Leads a Pretty Sheltered Life

This is copied from a blog I read everyday and really makes me cry.

At the end of time, billions of people were scattered on a great plain before God’s throne. Some of the groups near the front talked heatedly – not with cringing shame before God’s throne, but with embittered belligerence.
"How can God judge us? How can He know about suffering?” snapped a brunette, jerking back a sleeve to reveal a tattooed number from a Nazi concentration camp. “We endured terror, beatings, torture, and death!”
In another group, a black man lowered his collar. “What about this?” he demanded, showing the rope burns. “Lynched for no crime but being black! We’ve suffocated in slave ships, been wrenched from loved ones, and toiled ‘til only death gave release.”
Hundreds of such groups were visible across the plain. Each had a complaint against God for the evil and suffering He permitted in His world. How lucky God was, they all seemed to agree, able to live in heaven where all is sweetness and light, without weeping, fear hunger or hatred. Indeed, what does God know about man? What does He know about being forced to endure the trials of life? After all, God leads pretty sheltered life.
So each group sent out a leader, chosen because he had suffered the most. There was a Jew, a black, an untouchable from India, a person who was illegitimate, a person from Hiroshima and others who had tasted life’s bitterest dregs. At last they were ready to present their case. It was rather simple: Before God would be qualified to be their judge; He must endure what they had endured.
Their decision was that God should be sentenced to live on earth as a man. But because He was God, they set certain safeguards to be sure He would not use His divine powers to help himself.
  • Let Him be a Jew.
  • Let the legitimacy of His birth be questioned.
  • Let Him champion a cause so just, but so radical, it brings upon Him the hate, condemnation and destructive attacks of political and religious authorities.
  • Let Him be indicted on false charges, tried before a prejudiced jury and convicted by a cowardly judge.
  • Let Him see what it is to be terribly alone and completely abandoned by every living being.
  • Let Him be tortured and … let Him die.
  • And let His death be humiliating; let it take place beside common criminals, while He is jeered at, mocked, and spit on.
As each leader announced his portion of the sentence, loud murmurs of approval went up from the great throng of people. But suddenly, after the last one had finished pronouncing sentence, there was a long silence. No one uttered another word. No one moved. For suddenly, all recognized the stark reality; God had already served his sentence.
[Author unknown]


This remind me of something happen to me yesterday and few months ago while some people talking bad to me while I do nothing.
I am really sad and a little bit angry while I know that. But I always belive there's a choice of everything. We can choose to be back angry and negative or we can choose to be forget it and thinking about good things.
I know I win. :)

You know why?
Because He had feel what I feel even worse and He had win before me. What I need to do is JUST follow. I don't need to open the door. I just.. follow.

1 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful.

2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knows the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

I choose not to think about negativity, gossip, etc... and rather think about His word day and night and God bring back my joy. :)


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great post - thank you for sharing this!

Eve said... Best Blogger Tips

Words to live by for sure!! Have a great day!

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

What a thought provoking piece.

DawnMarch said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely post.

Barb said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful words, Kitty. Have a good day today!

ScrapShana said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful post. Thank you for giving me some positive thoughts to start my day!

Neverland Scraps said... Best Blogger Tips

that is a wonderful blog post and a constant reminder to be thankful for the blessings that he brings daily. Even in prision Paul was praising his God because he too hid his law in his heart. What a great devotion this morning. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous post! It's beautiful, and so are you! I need to reply to your email! Don't feel bad about being late on it, so am I! LOL (((hugs)))

AfriDigiDiva said... Best Blogger Tips

Really good post. Thanks for that.

EdelineM said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you for posting this Kit.. for some positive thougts


Margaret said... Best Blogger Tips

I just read this on May 13 but I have to say this is such a powerful post! I am trying to have this same mindset and it is so inspiring! Thank you for sharing your heart and soul!

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