Thursday, April 19, 2018

Only Human?

When the devil says "you're only human" don't worry, He did something similar with Christ.  He said: "If thou be the Son of God..." As if there was any question or need to prove it, and what did Christ say? Matthew 4:7 "Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God." He quoted Him SCRIPTURE!!!!!!! "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created he them."~Genesis 1:27 "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:"~Romans 8:16 Have you ever considered that believing you are worthless, hopeless, defeated, a biological result of two people who happened to have sex, etc. is actually a temptation to deny God's word, a temptation to deny the truth?

Without losing any reverence at all for the divinity of God, when I kneel before His throne, I am a daughter, not a peasant. I am at once lowly and elevated, lowly because of what I am not and elevated because of whose I am (His). Kneeling before His throne intimate not austere, He is my Father, He is still God He is still exaulted, yes, far above me, and yet He is accessible to me because Jesus atoned for me, the "what I am not" becomes absorbed to the whose I am and what Christ is, and what He did for me. When I am lost, it is the infinite and eternal magnet of His love that pulls me back from the abyss of pride, failure, doubt, despair, fear and hopelessness. It is His love that steadies my heart and soul in the midst of perplexing puzzles and turmoils of the soul. His love doesn't require less of me, it requires and inspires more. It doesn't wipe out the admonition to do better, it reminds me I am capable of so much more because I have Him as my guard and guide. I would rather kneel before God than stand in the presence of a king on earth. Kneeling before God is like standing by the ocean, it makes me feel small, but oh So significant to Him. 

With a few things that have been said about right to life, abortions performed to "prevent children being born who would have not much of a life" etc. I have so many thoughts. Here are a few. First, there are enough cases where these children have been born with what we would term as "normal" and healthy formation, there is reason to give them a chance to prove the tests wrong. Next, for those that are born with significant birth "defects" that cause a shortened life I know first hand that it is not the doing that makes a person viable. It is the being. What we do matters, it matters that we do all we CAN because that is how we show who we ARE, but the doing comes from the being. 

I learned from my nephew who only lived 3 years and never developed past the abilities of a one month old and my mother who suffered with ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) and finally died after she had lived a long, full and very active life of service and love and work that it wasn't the doing that gave them value, it was the being. From many who can do but little we learn the true value of the soul. If it had not been for the misery my mother would have lived in, being fully aware and unable to communicate anything I would have loved for her to continue living, even if literally all she could do was breath. It was not her doing that I loved, but her being, the place where her doing came from. People are sacred, our souls are sacred, we have no right to determine worth, value, and lifespan by ability.

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