Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Your Choice

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, 
that I have set before you life and death, 
blessing and cursing: 
therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Deuteronomy 30:19

Before the space shuttle program, American ships and helicopters used to recover astronauts whose space capsules had parachuted into the sea. The tiny spacecraft would be located in the enormous ocean, and the astronauts would be lifted out of their capsule into the helicopter which would then fly them to the safety of the ship.

I often thought, as I watched those scenes on television, how like God this operation was.  God hovers over the entire world, seeking to pluck from sin immortal souls who are in danger of "drowning" in hell.  He tosses out a line to all those who are in trouble.  Some grab on to God's line and freely receive the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. They are pulled to safety, and eventually, taken to Heaven.

But others ignore the line, or even knock it away, believing they are not really in peril, or that they can make it to safety on their own.  Tragically, they are lost NOT because God has rejected THEM, BUT because THEY have rejected God.

Don't make the wrong choice!
~ Billy Graham
For God so loved the world,
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth on Him
should not perish but 
have everlasting life.
John 3:16

Have a happy and blessed Sunday.
God loves you. : )
happyone : )

6 comments:

  1. A beautiful post Karen! Thank you!

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  2. I echo Beth's comment, Karen. Happy Sunday to you. :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing, Happy Sunday!

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  4. That is a great message, Karen. Art

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  5. Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  6. Mr. Graham always has a way of making a thing simple to understand. I like this analogy a lot...perhaps it is because I remember those recoveries.

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