I see the gaps in you
where my love would overflow
even in someone I do not known
"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."
“The Federal Reserve, really, even though it is not part of the federal government, it is more powerful than the federal government. It’s more powerful than the President, than Congress and the courts. Now a lot of people challenge me on that, but let me prove my case: the Federal Reserve determines what the average person’s car payment is going to be, what their house payment is going to be, and whether they have a job or not. And I submit to you that that’s total control. And the Federal Reserve is the largest single creditor of the United States government. What does Proverbs tell us? ‘The borrower is servant to the lender.’”
- Larry Bates
Recently, I’ve been hearing (on more than one occasion) how much better it would be for a person to be brought up have a saving relationship with Jesus rather than later in life out of a bad experience or “hitting rock bottom”. Maybe the sentiment is that it would be more fortunate to know Christ your entire life rather than a shorter period of time, but I feel compelled to express how fortune anyone would be to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. We should rejoice just as much for the thief on the cross finding Truth on his final day as we would to our brothers and sisters who have known Him since they were little children. God’s grace is an unimaginable gift that we should hold close. I feel sure that the Lord’s relationship with his children is as unique as He made them to be and we should not feel that our relationship with him is superior to anyone else’s.
“If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t wander away! In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.”
- Matthew 18:12-14