EARLY SUNDAY MORNING THOUGHTS

Posted: November 30, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

Now that it is getting toward December and that time of the year when we emphasis the birth of Christ, I have been thinking about a book that I read many years ago written by John Howard Griffin. The book entitled BLACK LIKE ME was Griffin’s story of what life was like when he, a white man, under the care of a dermatologist, turned his skin black using drugs, and spending hours under an ultraviolet lamp. He spent six weeks traveling throughout the South (in the United States) and found that he was treated a lot nicer and with more respect when he wasn’t disguised as a black man. Griffin wrote, “The best way to find out if we had second-class citizens and what their plight was, would to become one of them.”

 

It causes me to think about Christ and how He came and took on the appearance of a man. Paul writes about it in Philippians 2: 6, 7: “Though he was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God. 7 – He made himself nothing; he took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form.”

 

Christ understands, not just in theory but because we has been here. And so when he says, “Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28, LET’S COME and BRINGS OTHERS WITH US!

 

 

A COUPLE OF QUOTES

 

In preparation for a message that I will be giving on obedience, I came across this quote:

 

“The greatest thing is a life of obedience in the routine things of everyday life. No amount of fine feeling can take the place of faithful doing.”

 

William Barclay

 

I found these words by C.S. Lewis while reading Under the Over Pass by Mike Yankoski.

 

“Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for: to make them worth it.”

 

John McHoul

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