December 26, 2014

We are creative, but . . .

Yesterday we celebrated the birth of Christ with our son who was here, and our daughter who lives several thousand miles away. Using a cell phone with a camera and our unlimited calling plan, the four of us played Boggle for more than an hour. We even used the egg timer and laughed ourselves silly. It was as if everyone was at the table.

Modern technology is amazing. After turkey and all our favorite trims, we watched a movie that also evidenced the power of technology. It may have cost several million dollars to make, but showed the power of the human mind to invent almost unbelievable things.

Yet just in case I get too carried away with the creativity and ability of man, God gives me this Scripture that shows a far greater power. What God can do always puts me on my knees before Him. No mere mortal can even come close to this. Read it slowly and worship . . .  

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:28–39) 

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