Sunday, October 30, 2005

Are we the ones going and bringing God along?

I just heard a little homely about a man seeing his neighbor's children in the back seat of the minivan. The minivan was loaded with pillows, suitcases and such, so the man thought they must be going on a trip. He asked the children where they were going, but he didn't get an answer. He asked them, "where will you be staying?", and they didn't have an answer for that either. He asked them, "where will you eat?", but they didn't have an answer for that either.

Frustrated, he finally asked them, "who are you going with?"

The answered, "with mommy and daddy".

Now, this is interesting. I was thinking earlier about a scripture where Jesus says, "suffer the little children to come unto me, and do not hinder them. For the kingdom of Heaven is made for such as these". Little children just believe thier mommy and daddy will take care of them, no matter what happens in life.

Are we going and bringing God with us? Or are we going where God is going, trusting that he knows what he's doing and will take care of us?


Kate said...

Hi Matthew,
Very interesting analogy...I'm a Communication Studies major and am studying this looks like you have found that knack. Great job!
PS: Found your link on Shelley's website. We go to school together.

Matthew said...

You do?! No wonder my ears were burning. LOL

So your in communication studies? That sounds like it would interesting, considering how there's so many people who don't understand how to... understand things.

I'm depressing myself. I'll sign off now :P

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