I have been reading still more of Shane Claiborne. I have finally finished “Becoming the Answer To Our Prayers.” I love his perspective. One of the things that struck me wile reading was something that he actually said in another one of his books. He asks the question if we have created a way of life with the need for miracles.
Throughout all of the convenience when we are hungry we go to the store, and when we are sick we go to the hospital. He goes on to tell a story of a friend in Latin America who was running a clinic. All kinds of people were coming in needing treatment. Supplies were short and all the missionaries had was a bottle of pepto bismol. Rationing it out to all who cam by…poeple were actually feeling better.
I can’t say that it would have been from the great power of the pink bottle, but the power of the Creator. they needed God to show up. They needed a miracle, and that is just what happened. God showed up.
Like the fishes and the loves, when we we have nothing left but to rely on God we are able to catch a glimpse of the Kingdom.
Where are you taking the plunge and relying on God?
I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here. We have our wrapping done and all of our plans set. I can’t wait for Christmas because Eden is going to be so fun to watch. that reminds me I have to charge the camera batteries and make space on memory cards 🙂
I hope that you all are having a great advent season.
I saw this story and thought that there has to be a sermon in here…but I am not preaching for a little while so I will just post it. I think that this would be a little extreme to do in reality. I think you would have to weigh the cost of a plastic baby Jesus from walmart vs. a trip to Best Buy for some motion activated cameras and a gps unit.
To each their own I guess…and God bless them for doing so because it made me smile today.
When Baby Jesus disappeared last year from a Nativity scene on the lawn of the Wellington, Fla., community center, village officials didn’t follow a star to locate him.
A GPS device mounted inside the life-size ceramic figurine led sheriff’s deputies to a nearby apartment, where it was found face down on the carpet. An 18-year-old woman was arrested in the theft.