Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Insulting Your Husband's Little Toe

Imagine a wife, looking at her husband, and telling him he has just about the most ugly little toe in the world. It's horrible. It's hideous. There are times when she gets a sight of it and she just about hates it.

Sometimes she goes up to her friends (and on occasion people who don't know her husband) and tells them all about how much that little toe of his is really just dreadful.

What would you think?

I'd think she was nuts. I mean - it's a little toe! And this is her husband, the man she loves, and she's picking at some ridiculously small thing that she doesn't even have to see that often.

The thing is, I AM THAT WOMAN. And you probably are too (even if you're a boy).

In Scripture, we are referred to as both part of Jesus' bride and as part of his body. Other Christians are likewise.

And I complain about some of them. A LOT.

I complain about them to my other Christian friends (sometimes they agree), and then I'll complain about them to my non-Christian friends - and that hardly helps them form a positive opinion of the Church, Christ's bride, now does it.

Sure, sometimes they deserve it. Some of my fellow believers are really UGLY little toes. (They probably think the same thing about me.) But if I truly love my Heavenly Husband, I need to love all of Him, even His ugly little toe.

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