Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
I suppose the scallywag
mischievous child was still somewhere deep inside, because as kids, my brother
and I loved to play jokes, as long as they did not harm anyone.
While on a shopping trip down
town, I noticed a magic shop with some tricks to play on others.In the window I spied some fake vomit and
decided that there should be lots of fun with this gadget.
The adult class at Sunday
school was having a barbecue at our place and the setting was right
because everyone had brought their small children.
Positioning the fake vomit on
the kitchen floor, and handing a paper towel to one of the Dads, I asked him to
please clean up what his small toddler had done.Instead he hollered for his wife to please
come and hurry as there was an emergency in the kitchen.She came running.
Once the dad realized that he
had been tricked, he joined in with the laughter.
The fun item was soon put
away, and the barbecue was a big success.Years later our boys discovered the fake gadget and had some of their
own fun with it.
In the Bible there are
several instances where people disguised themselves hoping to trick and deceive
the prophet and receive a good word from him.Amazingly enough, the prophet was always shown by God who the person was
even before they arrived.
There is no hiding or playing
tricks on God.He is the all knowing one
and even our thoughts go before him.
Our Father God also knows the real from
the fake, and our lives must always ring true.
God does not play tricks on
us, and he offers us His True Gift of Salvation
John 17:3And this is life eternal, that they might
know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.