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Topic: Blog (10/20/11)
TITLE: Wouldn't it be Wonderful?
By Melinda Melton
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Iíve attended many events lately where the announcer asked people to stand, face the flag and pledge allegiance. As I watch the flag billowing in the breeze, tears spring to my eyes and my heart swells when I recite our Pledge and remember my Grandfather who fought in the War to give me the freedom to do this. Then I think, wouldnít it be wonderful if these same people who love their flag, would love and honor Jesus Christ, who made the ultimate sacrifice and died for our sins? John 3:16 says ďFor God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.Ē
When the World Series ended the stadiums were packed with people wearing their favorite teamís color. Fans couldnít wait to get off work and head home to watch as each game was played. Wouldnít it be wonderful if people would flock to worship our Lord?
Iíve pondered lately about peopleís obsessions and compared it to how we should live our daily lives. Take football for instance. Now, thatís a game Iíve never understood, try as I might. Friday Night Lights is like a religion itself. Fans again flock to the stadiums to cheer their team on and travel long distances in support of their team, their kids and the band. Saturday College football is all people talk about and then comes Sunday and professional football. Many people leave church early to catch the noon game or they skip church altogether. They canít miss a minute of the game. Iím not trying to be judgmental, Iím really not. This is my rambling mind at work. People give up hours and days for their beloved sports. Can they not give one hour to our Lord Jesus Christ? Wouldnít it be wonderful?
I could go on and on with comparisons. There is our love of Television and movies, the movie starís weddings and even their deaths. These ďlovesĒ are put on a heroís pedestal. Iím not any better than anyone else. Iíve been guilty of putting material things ahead of what I should be doing.
Take this Blog for instance. I sat down with my morning cup of coffee and began my day writing about my ponderings. What I should have done is opened my Bible and had breakfast and coffee with Christ.
Tomorrow is a brand new day, full of His mercy, forgiveness and grace. Iíll talk to you then, after I have my time with Christ.
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