Sunday, July 25, 2010

Life is Good

Like every Sunday, the message today was good, and was very thought provoking.
Today, my pastor lead the message with saying, and writing on his large notepad "Life is Good." When this was written, there were slight noises made around the congregation as if people slightly believed it, or that they didn't believe it at all. So he told us why he wrote that. IF you believe that God is good (which most Christians have said at one point in their lives), and that God's intentions are good, then life, which God created, is good.

This was an example that was given: A father and son are outside. The father is holding a ladder for the son, while the son paints the house. The son falls off the ladder and breaks his leg.

Of course at this point most people would say "Oh my God, how could you let this happen?"

The story continues. 2 weeks later, a letter from the Army comes in the mail, stating that the son is being drafted. The son, however, cannot go to the Army because his leg is broken.

Now, of course, people are thanking God.

So, the son breaking his leg, is that a good thing or bad thing?

Genesis 1:31 reads: And God saw every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Then Pastor Bernard ended with a statement, or rather proof to why the "Life is Good" statement is true. (This is me paraphrasing what was said): Things are put on display for a reason. Things are put on display because there's a realization (by the one presenting) that the things are good. Question: And what's the reason for things being presented? Answer: For people to notice the goodness of it, and to be attracted to it. If God wants us, He has to attract us to him.

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