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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Cross the Bridge

Love is the bridge between two hearts.”

When you are disturbed, build a bridge and cross over.

Being nice is one of many bridges on the road to Happiness.” - Donna A. Favors

“The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn” - David Russell

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3 comments:

Kerry Dale Hancock Jr said...

Your blog looks great! I have something to share with you:

SACRIFICE

Hbr 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.

Hbr 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.

What does man define as sacrifice?

The act of offering something to a deity in propitiation or homage, especially the ritual slaughter of an animal or a person.

Forfeiture of something highly valued for the sake of one considered to have a greater value or claim.

Sacrifice is losing or giving up something (of value/worth) for the good benefit of another person or cause. I now realize that from the very beginning we were created by God in sacrifice. Ultimately everything was created by God. Everything including Satan, sin, death and murder.

Why would such a loving and perfect God create such terrible things? or how about this question that I am so very familiar with myself. Is this all really worth it? Have you ever thought this; if I was never put on this earth I would never be burdened with making these decisions or have to face the possibility of heaven or hell? Have you ever said to God, I never asked to be put on this earth in the first place? If so, lets put everything into perspective so that we will appreciate the love and glory of Jesus Christ and God our Father. The answer is simple it is sacrifice but we need to understand the answer so that it is fulfilling in truth and it will take away these questions and cast away a couple more of Satan's many lies and misconceptions of truth.

It all comes down to sacrifice. God had to sacrifice so much to give us this gift of free will that ultimately benefits us the most in the end. Does it benefit God; of course it does but I want you to see how God had our best interest in mind and how God gives up more for us to have this than we do with our little time on this earth. In such a way you will no longer have a thought of comparison.

When God first created man He sacrificed more than the world can ever see. God did not create evil for the purpose of evil. When God created man He created something very special beyond all other creations. We know Satan was created before man for a simple reason. When God created Adam and Eve He gave them something special called "choice" or "free will". If we did not have choice then we would be robots and we would not have a free will. Why would God want us to have something so powerful as free will? To God we become real, we become meaningful, we bring purpose and we fulfill one of His greatest creations which is love. Just think for a moment what it took for God to give us free will.

It takes good and evil to make us have a decision so that we do in deed have free will. Although this can be very painful to a man or woman at times in life. Realize that when God created evil He knew that all the perfect creations of His such as man, woman and angels would be divided and He would have to lose part of His perfect creation for the gain of what is left. Simply put; many will spend eternity in hell and the rest will be with God Almighty in eternal life. Whatever is cast into Hell is really God's and once was a perfect creation, even Satan. So it is God who loses something that was His and was perfect. Can you now start to see how much God sacrificed for us before Adam and Eve walked this earth? Even after that, God came to earth Himself and sacrificed His life in flesh. All in all, God has sacrificed Himself to us both in spirit and in flesh.

Why would God create something that would cause Him so much pain and something that will actually take a part of Him away forever. In the end; God's children are His by our own will. Not because we were forced to but because we chose to because we were not blind to His love. As the days get shorter the devil is working harder to make people believe in everything but God. Satan is also working hard on those who do believe in God by limiting our beliefs in his power and existence. Do not be blinded to the sacrifice God has given to you before you made any sacrifice in your life whatsoever towards His glory. Why do you think we were commanded to give sacrifices to God? So that we could be conditioned to understand the meaning of sacrifice in order that we could see the great love that God had for us before man was even created.

Glory to GOD,

Kerry Dale Hancock Jr
messenger in CHRIST

Mar 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature

Sam Chan said...

Hi Kerry,

Thank you for your comment and sharing.

Well, we being the pot (creation) can never question our potter (creator). Why are we created for such, the happening and etc?

I believe everything got its purpose(s). Sometimes, certain thing is very difficult for us finite mind to conceive. We, who are parent brings up (a lesser form of sacrifices) our children hoping they will be obedient but they have their own mind which are being influence greatly by the world outside. Thus, we need to bring up our children in the midst of God-fearing people and then we have a better chance of guiding them to live a righteous life.

The important point is everybody got to decide themselves which bridge to cross over! And this require Wisdom and Understanding.

To God Be The Glory

Kerry Dale Hancock Jr said...

Oh Yes.. You should post these comments on my blog as well. Here is the perfect spot:

http://www.messengerinchrist.com/2007/02/sacrifice.html

Thanks for reading and responding. I will spend some more time on your blog tonight.

Glory to God,

Kerry Dale Hancock Jr
messenger in Christ