Thursday, March 22, 2018


Our Sunday school teacher a couple of weeks ago asked what we would be willing to sacrifice in order to be obedient to God.  His question was met with crickets.

Eventually, some answers surfaced - time with the television, technology - the list went on and on.

What came to mind - not necessarily as something I was willing to sacrifice, but actually as something I think most of us are NOT willing to sacrifice - our security. Our safety.  I think we are unwilling to allow fear into our lives, even in the service of God. Or if we are willing, then it is a hard step.

This morning I read this quote from The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis:  "...when the children first hear of Aslan they wonder if he is safe.  Mr. Beaver replies, "Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good.'"  (as quoted by James Harnish in Easter Earthquake.)

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