Saturday, March 26, 2005

God's Display

Some of the most thought-provoking writing that I've come across lately has been penned by fellow bloggers. There are many blogs out there in cyberspace which are Christ-centred and relevant and I've been challenged and encouraged by them. Recently I read the following commentary and thought it was worth passing on:

"This morning I was writing this blog on overcoming adversity when my computer froze and I lost all of what I was writing. Yes, I probably need to write my blog offline, then paste it when I am online so I will have a copy. However, I find it interesting in the midst of writing about life's difficulties, that life is difficult.

Jesus said, "You will have troubles in this world. But take heart, I have overcome the world." One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the healing of the blind man in John 9. The disciples asked Jesus, "Who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "Neither, this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life."

I have decided to view my troubles from God's perspective. Some of my difficulties are totally out of my control, others are consequences of poor decisions. Regardless, I am believing that my life is going to be God's Display. We have a choice: we can be a poster child for the pain of the world, or a creative display of the work of God." - David Barnett

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So, what am I? A creative display of God's handiwork or a piece of "bad" art? God paints no junk but we can mess up his projects from time to time. Let's determine, by God's enabling, to be a demonstration to a hurting world of God's mighty power!

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