Then like clockwork he would ask me, “Which car do you want daddy?”
“Those words are God’s words?”, He asked.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received atonement" ~Romans 5:1-11.
What direction would you be headed, But God?
We could take a trip through our Bibles and see what things would be like, But God!
“In the beginning (There would be nothing, But) God created the heaven and the earth.”~ Genesis 1:1
The Children of
They could have said, “We were trapped by the
The walls of
A Shepherd boy named David would have been stepped on by Goliath, But God!
The middinaites would have destroyed Gideon’s people, But God!
Elijah could have said, There were 450 false prophets of Baal on top of a mountain trying to prove to a fickle nation that Baal was was the true god, But God!!!
There was a Great general by the name of Namaan who could have said, “There was no cure for me, but God!!!
A shunemite womans son that had died, But God!
Three Hebrew captives guilty only of having the Faith to stand when those around them bowed would have been burned alive, but God!
The Old Testament is overflowing with situations, and circumstances that testify that the only reason they turned out the way they did was, “But God!”
The blind man in the book of mark, could say, “I would have died beside that road a blind beggar, but God!!!
There was a woman with an issue of blood, Who had spent all that she had, But God!
There was a centurion named Jarius with an only daughter that died of a sickness, But GOD!
A man named Lazarus who had been buried four days, But God!
A lost religious leader named Nicodemus, But God!
A fisherman named Peter, But God!
A persecutor named Saul going from house to house turning converts into prisoners, But God!
A maniac in a cemetery, But God!
A woman at the well lost in her sin, But God!
"But God commended his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" ~Romans 5:8
We tend to apply our human understanding of love to an infinite God.
We say "I’LL LOVE YOU, IF YOU LOVE ME" or some people are even more mature than this and they would go as far as to say, "I LOVE YOU, THEN YOU LOVE ME".
God’s love is so much greater than that and it is so much beyond a human level. God says,
"I LOVE YOU, EVEN IF YOU DON’T LOVE ME"
"There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God."
"Charity never faileth:.." ~ ! Corinthians 13:8
His father, working in the yard, saw the two as they got closer and closer together. In utter fear, he ran toward the water, yelling to his son as loudly as he could. Hearing his voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U-turn to swim to his father. It was too late. Just as he reached his father, the alligator reached him.
From the dock, the father grabbed his little boy by the arms just as the alligator snatched his legs. That began an incredible tug-of-war between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the father, but the father was much too passionate to let go. A farmer happened to drive by, heard his screams, raced from his truck, took aim and shot the alligator.
Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived. His legs were extremely scarred by the vicious attack of the animal. And, on his arms, were deep scratches where his father's fingernails dug into his flesh in his effort to hang on to the son he loved.
The newspaper reporter who interviewed the boy after the trauma asked if he would show him his scars. The boy lifted his pant legs. And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter, "But look at my arms. I have great scars on my arms, too. I have them because my Dad wouldn't let me go!"
I cannot wait till this Saturday when you and I can look at the collection of words that sum up God and see the other two reasons why the words "BUT GOD" are my two favorite words!
Climbing with you,