Monday, August 31, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

Today's Verse
The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock.
~Matthew 7:25 NRSV
Thoughts on today's verse...
"Little pig, little pig, let me in!" "Not by the hair on your chiney chin chin!" Ah, the three little pigs and their houses of various and varied building materials. Straw, twigs and branches, and finally brick. And we all have wolves trying to get into our homes to plunder and destroy.

It seems that the condition of the traditional family is under attack in our country. It is almost scorned upon to be a traditional family, whatever that may be. An alternative life-style is honored and given priority in a number of television programs and in the movies.

I don't think I'd mind it so much if the media didn't make it out like the traditional home and family with Christian values are 'less than' and totally ignorant of what is really happening in the world. That we are so out of touch. The truth is, I work with persons with an alternative life-style. I genuinely like these people and interact with them on a daily basis. I don't wish them dead or destroyed and it's not my position to try to "change" them. How they live and what they be live is between them and their creator. But don't treat me as ignorant and uninformed because of what I believe.

The African proverb holds true today, 'it takes a village'. We are all shapes, sizes, colors, preferences and people. Our ideas, ideals and beliefs are important. No more, no less than someone else's. I couldn't nor would I turn my back on my child if one of them suddenly announced they were gay.
My prayer...
Lord, the wolves are at the door. Help me to stand firm in what I believe, but to also show love and concern to those who do not believe as I do. In Your name I pray ~Amen!

Yours, because we're His,