“And then Jesus showed up. Maybe next time I’ll start there…”~janitor

I am really bothered.  Some how the world is broken and I am a part of it.  The other day I asked via email for help from a bunch of Christians.  I asked them to encourage another friend or at least pray for the person.  I guessed they all prayed because I asked far more then this number of people.

David – I guess he prayed because my friend never got a word of encouragement
Abraham – I guess he prayed because my friend never got a word of encouragement
Isaac – I guess he prayed because my friend never got a word of encouragement
Jacob – I guess he prayed because my friend never got a word of encouragement
Judah – I guess he prayed because my friend never got a word of encouragement

etc…..

Eleazar – I guess he prayed because my friend never got a word of encouragement
Matthan – I guess he prayed because my friend never got a word of encouragement
Jacob – I guess he prayed because my friend never got a word of encouragement
Joseph – I guess he prayed because my friend never got a word of encouragement
Mary – I guess he prayed because my friend never got a word of encouragement

Then I asked Jesus, who is called Christ. I didn’t have His email address but He showed up and encouraged the person.  I think next time I may skip everyone else and just ask Jesus.  I am sad at being broken.  I wish the world were equally sad or at least not smiling.  It is tough being broken…

Surf to: http://www.freshc.org for a Fresh Connection…

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It is the desire of my heart that God be Lord of my life. Life’s experiences have killed the old man and God is building a new creation in me. I look forward to experiencing the new man God creates in the old vessel known as Archie via "God Spots".

3 thoughts on ““And then Jesus showed up. Maybe next time I’ll start there…”~janitor”

  1. Hi Archie;

    No one is “broken”. There is no such thing.

    Souls may grieve, be depressed, angry, humiliated, vain, a lot of things, but not broken.

    What disturbs you is the truth about what is and how you would like it to be and you do not see that happening. You may feel “broken”, but are not.

    Life is damn confusing at times. Even that which we hold dear, our beliefs, what we think is core to our being gets challenged often, especially for those of us who stick ourselves out there waiting for the spiritual train to run over us on the way out of town.

    There is a purpose for our being. I feel it more than I know it. Do I trust my feelings? Not always, but in this I do. Why? I can’t tell you.

  2. Ich, I liked this, “…especially for those of us who stick ourselves out there waiting for the spiritual train to run over us on the way out of town.” Likely, I will use it some time when I chat with the engineer. ha!

    My initial frustration was with the people because I don’t ask often and I placed great value on helping the one in need. But the frustration has since moved from the people to a frustration with a broken religious structure in our world today. The people are good hearted with a love for Christ. It is just that there is not enough of them to go around. You obviously can’t hire enough people to pray and do. The business model doesn’t support it.

    I think the current religious model of bishops, priests, pastors, clergy or whatever begins to fail when God begins working and the paid guns are stretched too thin to hold everyone’s hand. It is from the unmet expectations of those who God is working on that contributes to the 1,000,000 people falling away from organized religion today.

    God bless and thank you for your thoughts…

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