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USE WHAT IS THERE
My son Omri is large, extremely smart and very active. He has not met a tree or roof that he has not at least mentally pondered climbing. Omri's teacher runs up to me the other day and says, "Your son almost made me lose my mind, my religion and my job." This is not unusual, so I listen as she is animated, jumping around telling her story:
"We were preparing for his Map Test (Measures of Academic Progress by NAWA), and we had been hyping the kids all day and week with the importance of doing well on the test, and Omri has been saying all day how well he wanted to do on the test. Well, we come in from lunch, and I grab Omri, my best student, and get him started on the test on the computer.
"He comes to the first question, which says "Take the P off of Pat and replace it with a (C) sound and select the picture." The little pictures make sound when you mash them. Several times he looked at "Cat" right in the middle and refused to mash the button. He was just sitting there ten to fourteen minutes. At that point I was pulling my hair out, asking myself, 'Did I not explain this test to my students? Lord, have I done something wrong? I mean, this is one of my best students and he is frozen. Am I a good teacher? Am I a good person?'"
She gives up and some would say even breaks the rules of this Testing system to ask Omri, "Are you all right?"
"Yes!" he replies.
He says, "I'm looking for the K. I know that the (C) sound is made by K, C, and QU, but since this is such an important test I want to use K. It's taller."
And at this point, she gave my son the same commendation that God gave Jeremiah and I am giving you. She said, "Use what is there!" He goes on to finish the test with a 100 score, her first since giving the test.
In a Peanuts cartoon Lucy and Linus are staring out the window, watching it rain. Lucy says, "Boy! Look at it pour. What if it floods the whole world?"
Linus, "It won't. In Gen. 9, God promised Noah that would never happen again. The sign of that promise is the rainbow."
Lucy, turning back to the window with a big smile, says, "You've taken a great load off my mind."
Linus, "Sound theology has a way of doing that."
Sound theology says God always keeps His promises!
Those of you who have sat close to me know that I can’t carry a tune, my tones are off. It makes my mind wander and probably yours too, if you sit very close to me.
I have to remind myself that it’s not the sound that comes from my lips, it’s the music that comes from our hearts that praises Him, lifts Him up, and glorifies Him.
RICHES REVEALED IN THE TRINITY
There is a cartoon showing a lawyer reading the last will and testament of his client to a room full of greedy relatives. The caption reads: “I, John Jones, being of sound mind and body, spent it all!”
When Jesus wrote his will, He gave us all He had. Not only that but He also died so it could be in effect. (Hebrews 9:15-17)
We find our riches in ...
Linus on the Hope in the Truth
A Peanuts cartoon pictured Lucy and Linus looking out the window at a steady downpour of rain. "Boy," said Lucy, "look at it rain. What if it floods the whole world?"
"It will never do that," Linus replied confidently. "In the ninth chapter of Genesis, God promised Noah that would never happen again, and the sign of the promise is the rainbow."
"You've taken a great load off my mind," said Lucy with a relieved smile.
"Sound theology," pontificated Linus, "has a way of doing that."
From a sermon by Nathan Johnson, "Good Things Guaranteed" 7/31/2008
A Peanuts cartoon pictured Lucy and Linus looking out the window at a steady downour of rain. “Boy,” said Lucy, “look at it rain. What if it floods the whole world? “It will never do that,” Linus replied confidently. “In the ninth chapter of Genesis, God promised Noah that would never happen again, and the sign of the promise is the rainbow.”
“You’ve taken a gr...