Sunday, April 26, 2015

Broken Back

Lifting a load of stored clothes In the house 
Crack went the back What a terrible noise 
All the way up
The spine it went
A terrible feeling 
All over my being

Something terribly wrong 
With full bodily sound
Woe filled my soul
With a heart filled bound
With a sound that could be heard
All around the town

The doctors could only wonder
Why I wasn't in pain
As later that day
So close to the spine 
Inches from the backbone
The vertebrae they found


     When God made man he gave him choices. If we had not been given choices, we would not know how good God is. We can either choose to do evil or good. We would just take it for granted everything is going to be perfect today. We wouldn’t be able to know the really good feeling of helping another.Without bad things happening to us, we would not be grateful for God being good to us.
     Without choices we would be robots walking about doing as God pleases. We would not know freedom. God would not have created us human.  To be human is to be human.  If not, then we would be wooden statues to move about as if on a game board. We can only know the really good things because God is good. He is our leader and we desire to please him. God desires a relationship, not someone to order around.
     We don’t want to make bad choices. We need others to share our thoughts with and confer with. That is what makes a relationship a relationship; making decisions together. Diversity makes us different from one another and that helps us make choices together.
     My prayer is that you make a choice to serve God today and everyday. By doing so you will know the good relationship you will know the goodness of God.

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.” (Genesis 2:16-17 NIV)