Last evening our church had the privilege of shining the the light of Christ on our street corner during the annual "trick or treat" night here in the city. It was a wonderful blessing to sing songs about Jesus Christ as many people paraded by. The children and several of the adults had the fun of handing out packets with a gospel cd, tracts, toy etc to the other children coming down the street.
You hear this phrase around alot "The Stakes are High" especially right now during the elections. What do you think about when you hear that phrase? I think about risk, I think about the adrenaline that must flow through your blood when "the stakes are high". I think about what happens to me when I am preparing for something when " the stakes are high".
One day as King, a king such as pursued the heart of God, sat in Palace and contemplated the death of the king who preceded him and the death of that king’s son, being moved with sorrow, wondered, “Is there anyone in Royal Family who is yet alive, for I wish to show him the kindness of God?”
Upon hearing this request, a nearby servant of the King responded, “Yes, my lord. Indeed there is a son, yea, even a grandson of the king who is yet alive. But lo, O lord, he is crippled in both feet, yea, and needs someone to saddle even his riding donkey for him.” (Now it must be hereupon mentioned that Cripple was born as quite a normal baby and a perfect son. But upon the good intentions of Nurse, he fell, was bruised, broken, and became terminally lame in both of his legs.)