November 14, 2008

LISTENING

Here I am.

DO YOU SEE THAT FIRE?

Yes, it looks very hot.

I WANT YOU TO WALK THROUGH IT.

What?! Why?

BECAUSE I HAVE SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO TEACH YOU.

By walking through fire? There has to be an easier way.

WILL YOU DO IT?

Do I have a choice?

YES.

What happens if I decide to leave this place so I don't have to walk through that fire? What if I don't want to know what you have to teach me?

I WILL ALWAYS BE HERE IF YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND.

What happens if I do it?

YOU WILL BE REWARDED BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS.

Will it hurt?

IT WILL BE PAINFUL, BUT I WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU.

Will you go with me?

YES. I WILL EVEN CARRY YOU WHEN IT GETS TOO HOT.

I'm scared.

I KNOW. TRUST ME. I LOVE YOU.

Okay, here I go. Are you there?

I AM.

2 comments:

Darrell said...

Hebrews 11 By Faith
1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 2This is what the ancients were commended for....
8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.

13All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. 14People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. ..... 16Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

Love You

Debra said...

Isn't it wonderful to know He is always there with us. It's like jumping into the water from a high cliff or diving board with your dad waiting for you in the water saying "Come on, I'll catch you"! It's scary but you know with Dad there it will be OK.

Love you soooo much
MOM