Daily Archives: April 7, 2009

Make the devil pay

There was a little old lady who would come out every morning on the steps of her front porch, raise her arms to the sky and shout,

“Praise the Lord!”

One day an atheist moved into the house next door. Over time, he became irritated at the little old lady. So every morning he would step out onto his front porch and yell after her,

“There is no Lord!”

Time passes with the two of them carrying on this way every day. Then one morning in the middle of winter, the little old lady stepped onto her front porch and shouted,

“Praise the Lord! Lord, I have no food and I am starving. Please provide for me, oh Lord!”

The next morning, she stepped onto her porch and there were two huge bags of groceries sitting there. She cried out:

“Praise the Lord! He has provided groceries for me!”

The atheist jumped out of the hedges and shouted,

“There is no Lord. I bought those groceries!”

The little old lady threw her arms into the air and shouted,

“Praise the Lord! He has provided me with groceries and He made the devil pay for them!”

Burnt

Went to a concert Saturday night called “Burn.”

The thing that impressed me most was the potential. It was everywhere. Young folks, older folks, folks who didn’t have a clue. What could be accomplished by what God has created in these folks is mind boggling. What would it take to get their attention so that they could actually see the same thing that I saw?

A spot of the Word that has profoundly affected me over the last three weeks is found in the Gentile apostle’s writing:

…this mysterious plan that God, the Creator of all things, had kept secret from the beginning. God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was his eternal plan…

Was a match lit at Burn? Will the church become?