Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Noah and Rapunzel

I love a good adventure story, don't you?! The man who was swallowed by the big fish. The charming brave prince who rescued the girl with the amazingly long hair. The little dwarfs. The wicked queens. The guy who built the boat and put all the animals in it!

Wait! Now pretend you are in kindergarden. Which of these stories are true, and which ones are make- believe?  I bet you know the answer... or maybe you don't. The stories from the Bible are true and the stories from the fairy tale book are make-believe. Noah really did build a big boat, and Jonah really was swallowed by a huge fish! And the girl with the long hair--well, she just exists on the pages of our adventurous minds!

A lot has changed since kindergarden! Some things will never change. In the all-grown-up world that we live in, it is comforting to know that "Every word of God proves true." Proverbs 30:5 Times may change, and people will certainly change, but "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Hebrews 13:8

We have changed. We have grown up, and our society is ever-changing! But the truth of God's Word will never ever change. We may have indeed grown backwards into the inability to decipher fairy tales from reality or truth from lies.

This is what you need to know: You must decide for yourself. Is God's Word, the Bible, true or not? If it is true, then we measure everything in life by that holy book, and if it is not, we should throw it away.
When we are confronted by life's situations, we hold to the truth of God's Word, if we are five or 50.

And in all we do--love. Because God is love, and that is not a fairy tale!