Wednesday, March 3, 2010

His Word Wednesday

I'm late with this.  I know but I do have reasons and explanations however I will not bore you with those.

"For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God, Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold and not another.  How my heart years within me!....That you may know there is a judgement."
--Job 19:25-27 & 29b

Oh, how I love the Old Testament!  Maybe it's because my Mom instilled a pride of my Jewish heritage in my heart.  Maybe it's because God's Laws speak to my heart or maybe it's the "blog" that King David wrote in Psalms of his daily anguish and exultation.  Whatever the reason, I am drawn to God's Words penned before Calvary's salvation.  Those believers who looked TO the cross stood firm in their knowledge that their Redeemer was real and soon coming just as those of us after the cross stand firm in our knowledge that He is coming again, soon and very soon!  I both hate and love the Left Behind books, the movies, and the DC Talk song.  The question has become a little trite but it is still so very important:  will you be left behind?!?  God's grace continues every minute that He tarries His return.  You CAN be one of those who aren't left behind to suffer.  The millennium kingdom and heaven can be yours with the faith "of a small child."  Ask yourself this question:  even if someone sat down with you and answered, to your satisfaction, every single question you have about the Bible and Jesus, would you then be convinced?  Would that be enough for you to believe?

I know I mentioned this last time but I wanted to give even more evidence.  Carbon dating is based on assumptions as most scientific theory and tests are.  If you want to delve into the assumptions behind carbon dating then head over HERE.  I would say you need at least a middle school understanding of science to fully understand this article.  Answers In Genesis is one of my husband's, the chemical engineer, and my, the inquisitive mind, favorite stops when we see something on the news that supposedly "proves that God doesn't exist" or "refutes the Bible".  There is a booklet HERE that is only $.49 that explains, very quickly, some of how carbon dating works.  I would say it's the condensed version for those of us who aren't scientifically inclined.

If you aren't questioning science and aren't interested in carbon dating but really want to know: was the Bible written by God or men, then head over HERE.  There is, in spite of the "it's been interpreted so many times the meaning has been lost" argument, proof that the Bible WAS, IS, and WILL continue to BE, the irrefutable, inerrant Word of God!  Josh McDowell set out, in college, to prove the Bible wasn't God's Word and that Jesus wasn't God's Son.  Visit his website to see what conclusion he came to.

So, I ask you again: if we provide you with proof and answer all your questions, will it be enough?  Before I put my faith and trust and belief in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I wasn't looking for proof or evidence.  I was looking for hope and peace.  When I looked at the people around me there were a select few who had what I was looking for.  I was drawn to them and they didn't seem to mind in spite of the 180 degree lifestyle difference between us.  There was no condemnation in their eyes, only peace and love.  In the middle of life's chaos they were at peace.  They had hope that others didn't have.  I am a "glass half empty" person so peace, joy, hope...those things were foreign to me.  I needed one other thing:  forgiveness.  I had aborted my child.  My precious, innocent child paid the price for the choices I made.   Instead of allowing some broken hearted couple who could not have children raise my child as their own, I took his life.  When God whispered my name in the UGA library so long ago and told me that "It is time".  That instant, that night and all the time since, I have known forgiveness and the freedom it brings.  When I step back and relinquish control of everything, I know peace, joy, and hope as well.  What are you seeking?  He knows your name and He has everything you need.

Standing on His promises,
Mrs. Bubba

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