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"False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports."
While life is present, it is precious, but, for all its value, it is also fragile. If you take a moment to think about the animation of the human body, I can’t help but believe that you must be in awe. Take the simplest of operations. You are going to open your car door and get inside. You walk toward the car. You do this perhaps without even thinking; your brain is simply on automatic. You stretch forth your arm and grasp the door handle with your hand. Then, you pull on the door and it opens. You stoop to slide in, and you sit down, closing the door behind you. You do all this without thinking about what a miracle it really is. Inanimate objects in your field of vision cannot do this. The tree under which you parked, even though it is itself alive, cannot do this. Even your pet dog or cat cannot do this. It is a purely human capacity.
But even the human must be living. We know that the ability of the arm and hand to coordinate the effort of opening and closing the car door depends somehow on the tissues of the body being oxygenated. And that process requires pulmonary functions and the flow of blood, made possible by a beating heart. And, of course the autonomic nervous system plays a part in keeping the the body breathing and the heart pumping.
But remove the oxygen, interfere with the nervous system, halt the breathing, stop the heart, and the body is not able even to move. It is inanimate. Life, you see, is a remarkable gift. Which means that death is a terrible intrusion. A body that is not living cannot do any of the things we have described, not even the simplest of operations.
"HE DID SEE IT."
Walt Disney was a pioneer in the field of entertainment, producing movies with actors and with animation. Near the end of his life, Disney directed the purchase of 43 square miles of virgin land--twice the size of Manhattan Island--in the center of the state of Florida.
There he developed Disney World, the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT.
Disney died of lung cancer on December 15, 1966, a few years prior to the opening of his Walt Disney World dream project. At the opening, two friends were talking about the development, and one said, "I wish Walt could have seen it." The other replied, "Walt did see it. That's why you are seeing it now."
Done to Escape Consequences
A fellow named Louie, deep in debt, was thinking of ending it all. "That’s ridiculous," says his neighbor, who was a chemist. "Look, I can give you a pill that will put you in a state of suspended animation. I’ll say you died - but then I’ll ship your body to another state, where you can be revived and start a new life."
Louie agreed, and the next day he was laid out in the funeral parlor with everyone lined up to pay their last respects. The 1st creditor goes up to the coffin and says, "Louie, why did you do it So you owed me $15,000. What’s $15,000 between friends?
Then the 2nd creditor goes up and says, "Louie, all you had to do was ask. I would have extended the $50,000 you owed me indefinitely."
Now a 3rd creditor goes up to the coffin. "Louie, you dirty rat You borrowed $200,000 from me and now I’ve lost my house and business. Well, you may be dead but I’m going to get my vengeance. I’m going to take this 8 inch butcher knife, stick in your heart and twist it once for every dollar you borrowed from me."
With this, Louie opens one eye and ever so slightly, lifts his index finger and says "You - I’ll pay."
Sometimes we show remorse an...
When people like Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins claim that they can prove that God doesn’t exist, they are making an arrogant mistake. Pardon me while I draw an example from modern animation. When I was a child, the most glorious cartoons were 2-dimensional animations where thousands of painted cels were photographed and shown in rapid succession. Today, children who are used to the 3D graphics of Cars, Shrek, and the like have less appreciation for the 2D art of previous generations. Oh, there is still room for 2D animation on television for budgetary reasons, but motion picture animation is clearly dominated by 3D work. Why would anyone want to go back?
Yet, when we consider God’s presence in eternity compared with our existence in finite limitation, why would God want to conform His revelation to the 2D, if you will, standards of finite limitation, when He can animate all of reality in the 3D splendor of the eternal. Yet, these foes of the gospel demand that we present our theology in the 2D of their limited worldview in order to convince them of a 3D world that they automatically exclude.
for an Animation of Psalm 42, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTMfZ1u9DHU&feature=plcp .
'As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for Thee, O God. My soul thirsts for God, the Living God. When shall I come and appear before God? My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?" These things I remember, and I pour out my soul within me. I used to go along with the throng and lead them in processtion to the House of God, with the Voice of Jot and Thanksgiving a multitude keeping Festival. Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, for the Help of His Presence. O my God, my soul is in despair within me; therefore I remember Thee from the land of the Jordan, and the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. Deep calls to Deep at the sound of Thy Waterfalls; All Thy Waves and Breakers have rolled over me. The Lord will command His Lovingkindess in the daytime; His Song will be with me in the night, a Prayer to the God of my life. I will say to God my Rock, "Why hast Thou forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?" As a shattering of my bones, my adversarties revile me, while they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?" Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the Help of my countenance, and my God.'
When was the last time you took some time out to play the age-old children’s game, “Who am I? Well, after the sermon this morning you will be able to tell all of your friends that you last played it at church during the worship service.
That is how we are going to start out this morning, with a few rounds of “Who Am I?” The only rule of the game that is a bit different is, you have to wait until I completely finish the clue so that everyone will have a chance to say the answer at the same time.
Who am I? I am a cartoon character created during the 1900’s. My first movie took place on a steamboat. Since that I time I have entertained thousands, young and old alike in the movies, on television, in books and comic books, and even in theme parks. I was created by that genius of children’s animation, the late Walt Disney. Who am I?
That’s right, Mickey Mouse is the answer. That one was really easy. This next one is a little bit more difficult. See if you can figure out who it is?
Who am I? I was born in the late 1700’s. As an adult I was a congressman from Tennessee and served as the state’s governor. Later I loved with the Cherokee Indians who gave me two names. The first was “The Big Drunk” and the second was “Coloneh” or “The Raven.” After a particularly difficult period of my life, I moved from New Orleans to Texas where I was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church, a requirement for anyone living in Texas in those days. I fought during the Texas war for independence from Mexico. After the war, I became the first president of the Republic of Texas. After Texas became a state I was elected to congress and governor, making me the only person ever to be elected governor of two states. Who am I?
Sam Houston is the answer, now that one wasn’t too difficult. This next one is probably the hardest of all.
I was born in the early 1800’s and experienced the dawn of the 1900’s. As a young child, during an illness, I ran a very high fever. A doctor placed a mustard poultice over my eyes in an effort to help break the fever. While the treatment did seem to end the fever, it left me totally blind for the rest of my life. During my life, I was not bitter about my blindness and I never saw it as a handicap but rather as an enhancement to my faith. Though physically blind it was as though I could see God much more clearly than many sighted people. During my adult life, I shared my faith with many people through the writing of hymns. In fact the lyrics I wrote have allowed me to share my faith with many people through the twentieth century and now beyond though I have been dead for some fifty years. My work includes some of the favorite hymns of the church like “To God be the Glory,” “Blessed Assurance,” “Praise Him, Praise Him,” “and Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross.” Who am I?
Does anyone know? The answer is Fanny Crosby. We have two more but they are much easier.
I lived during the lifetime of Jesus. It was a privilege to be called one of his disciples, though I know I was far from deserving such an honor...